Determination of Toxic Organic Chemicals in Natural Waters, Sediments and Soils: Determination and Analysis reviews the latest techniques for the determination and assessment of both current and emerging organic compounds in a range of important environmental contexts. A wide range of organic compounds in non-saline waters are discussed in the opening chapters, including hydrocarbons, surface active agents and volatile organic compounds. This is followed by multiorganics, pesticides and organometallic compounds in non-saline waters. Organic compounds in aqueous precipitation are then explored before the book goes on to discuss compounds in soils, including extraction techniques, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, and organometallic compounds.
Finally, the concluding chapters focus on compounds in sediments, providing readers with the latest information in the field and supporting them as they address the important issue surrounding organic material throughout ecosystems.
- Highlights the latest methods for analyzing a wide range of organic compounds
- Supports researchers by providing detailed information across a range of ecosystems
- Includes detailed guidance for assessing complex mixtures of organic compounds in the environment
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Dr Thomas Roy Crompton is a consultant and writer based in Anglesey, UK. After 30 years as head of the Analytical Research Laboratory at Shell Chemicals UK, he subsequently became head of Water Analysis Laboratories in the UK, and remained in this position for 15 years prior to his retirement. Dr.Crompton has published over 50 books for chemists and environmental scientists on topics ranging from polymers and power sources to organometallic compounds and environmental sample analysis. His areas of expertise include analysis of natural and sea waters, soils, sediments and sludge, preconcentration techniques in water analysis application of chromatography, and mass spectrometry to water analysis.