Until the 1980s, researchers studied and measured only the physical properties of aerosols. Since the 80s, however, interest in the physicochemcal properties of aerosols has grown tremendously. Scientists in environmental hygiene, medicine, and toxicology have recognized the importance held by the chemical composition and properties of aerosols and the interactions of inhaled, "bad" aerosols.
This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of modern aerosol analytical methods, sampling and separation procedures, and environmental applications, and offers critical reviews of the latest literature. This important field has developed rapidly in the last 15 years, but until now, no book effectively summarized or analyzed the existing research.
Analytical Chemistry of Aerosols reviews procedures, techniques, and trends in the measurement and analysis of atmospheric aerosols. With contributions from acknowledged, international experts, the book discusses various methods of bulk analysis, single particle analysis, and the analysis of special aerosol systems, including fibrous and bacterial aerosols.
Table of Contents
Methods of Aerosol Measurement Before the 1960s - K.R. Spurny
Trends in the Chemical Analysis of Aerosols - K.R. Spurny
New Concepts for Sampling, Measurement, and Analysis of Atmospheric Anthropogenic Aerosols - K.R. Spurny
Filtration and Denuder Sampling Techniques - A-M.N. Kitto and I. Colbeck
Aerosol Analysis by a PIXE System - V. Potocek
Characterization of Atmospheric Aerosols and Aerosol Studies - M.Kasahara
Direct and Near Real-Time Determination of Metals in Aerosols by Impaction-Graphite Furnace Atomic Spectronomy - J. Sneddon, S. Indurthy, N.V. Smith, and Y-III Lee
Mössbauer Study of the Structure of Iron-Containing Atmospheric Aerosol - B. Kopcewicz and M. Kapcewicz
Introduction to the Theory of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and its Application to the Study of Aerosols - N.D. Yordanov
Analysis of Environmental Aerosols by Multi-Photon Ionization - V.V. Gridion and I. Schecter
Single Particle Analysis
The Liesegang Ring Technique Applied to Chemical Identification of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles - J. Podzimek and M. Podzimek
Single Particle Analysis Techniques - L.A. De Bock and R.E. Van Grieken
The Analysis of Individual Aerosol Particles Using the Nuclear Microscope - I. Orlic
In Situ Chemical Analysis of Aerosol Particles by Raman Spectroscopy - G. Scweiger
Aerosol Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry - C.A. Noble and K.A. Prather
Chemical Analysis and Identification of Fibrous Aerosols - K.R. Spurny
Detection and Analysis of Bacterial Aerosols - K.R. Spurny