- Provides the current status of knowledge on chromatography mass spectrometry techniques
- Covers the specific aspects of sampling in the environment and the current trends in sample preparation
- Presents achievements and future trends in the analysis of emerging organic contaminants in the environment
- Reviews residues of pollutants in the environment, such as air indoor and outdoor pollutants, persistent organic pollutants, metals, and well known and recently recognized classes of emerging environmental contaminants
- Describes conceptual case studies in chromatographic analysis
This detailed handbook covers different chromatographic analysis techniques and chromatographic data for compounds found in air, water, and soil, and sludge. The new edition outlines developments relevant to environmental analysis, especially when using chromatographic mass spectrometric techniques. It addresses new issues, new lines of discussion, and new findings, and develops in greater detail the aspects related to chromatographic analysis in the environment. It also includes different analytical methodologies, addresses instrumental aspects, and outlines conclusions and perspectives for the future.
Table of Contents
Preface Section I: Separation 1: Gas chromatography mas spectrometry: Basic concepts and instrumentation Basil Munjanja 2: GC-MS and LC-MS based screening and targeted profiling methods for environmental analysis Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Bruce Petrie 3: High resolution mass spectrometric techniques for structural characterization and determination of organic pollutants in the environment Nuria Cortés-Francisco and Josep Caixach 4: Application of thermal desorption mass spectrometry for the analysis of environmental pollutants Steven Sai Hang Ho, Judith C. Chow, Jian Zhen Yu,, John G. Watson, Jun-Ji Cao, Yu Huang Section II: Sample preparation and sampling strategies 5: Sample preparation methods for determination of pollutants in solid and complex environmental matrices C. Goncalves, M.A.D. Sousa, V.G. Samaras, C.M.R Almeida, M.C.P. Basto 6: Application of novel materials in sample treatment and separation: Clean-up and chromatographic improvements N. Fontanals 7: Advances in sample preparation for molecular imprinting in environmental applications Dimitra Lambropoulou, George Z. Kyzas, and Dimitrios Bikiaris 8: Sample preparation methods for determination of pollutants in air samples Francisco Pena-Pereira and Jacek Namieśnik 9: Passive sampling strategies for environmental monitoring in air and aquatic environment Anna-Akrivi Thomatou and Ioannis Konstantinou Section III: Quality assurance 10: Quality Assurance and Validation: General considerations and trends Roberta Galarini, Simone Moretti, and Giorgio Saluti 11: Proficiency Testing in Environmental Analysis: Achievements and challenges Ch. Alexopoulos, E. Kakoulidis, and E. Lampi 12: Reference Methods for the Measurement of Pollutants in Environmental Matrices Leo M.L. Nollet Section IV: Air Pollutants 13: Air Pollutants in Outdoor Environment (NOX, SO2, VOCs, HAPs (CO, O3)) C. Santamaría, D. Elustondo, E. Lasheras and J.M. Santamaría Section V: Residues in Different Matrices 14: Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products Sergiane Souza Caldas, Ana Laura Venquiaruti Escarrone, and Ednei Gilberto Primel 15: Chromatographic Analysis of the Environment: Mass Spectrometry Based Approaches Ramiro Vallejo-Rodríguez, Mario Murillo-Tovar, Hugo Saldarriaga-Noreña, Leonel Hernández-Meza1, and Alberto López-López 16: Analysis of Plasticizers in Food and Environment Leo M.L. Nolle 17: Instrumental analysis of brominated flame retardants Mohamed Abou-Elwafa Abdallah,, Alin C. Dirtu, and Adrian Covaci 18: Naphthenic acids: Environmental occurrence and Chromatographic Analysis Adenugba A, Headley J, Peru K, and McMartin D Section VI: Transformation Products 19: Occurrence of transformation products of pharmaceutical and personal care products in the aquatic environment Myrsini Papageorgiou, Eleni Evgenidou, and Dimitra A. Lambropoulou