Environmental Applications of Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Mahmood Barbooti

April 15, 2015 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 604 Pages - 164 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771880619 - CAT# N11156

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Features

• Presents an introduction to environmental chemistry

• Presents the fundamentals of instrumental chemical analysis methods that are used mostly in the environmental work.

• Examines instrumental methods of analysis including UV/Vis, FTIR, atomic absorption, induced coupled plasma emission, electrochemical methods like potentiometry, voltametry, coulometry, and chromatographic methods such as GC and HPLC

• Presents newly introduced chromatographic methodologies such as ion electrophoresis, and combinations of chromatography with pyrolysis methods are given

• Discusses selected methods for the determinations of various pollutants in water, air, and land

Summary

This book is a comprehensive review of the instrumental analytical methods and their use in environmental monitoring site assessment and remediation follow-up operations.

The increased concern about environmental issues such as water pollution, air pollution, accumulation of pollutants in food, global climate change, and effective remediation processes necessitate the precise determination of various types of chemicals in environmental samples. In general, all stages of environmental work start with the evaluation of organic and inorganic environmental samples. This important book furnishes the fundamentals of instrumental chemical analysis methods to various environmental applications and also covers recent developments in instrumental chemical methods.

Covering a wide variety of topics in the field, the book:

• Presents an introduction to environmental chemistry

• Presents the fundamentals of instrumental chemical analysis methods that are used mostly in the environmental work.

• Examines instrumental methods of analysis including UV/Vis, FTIR, atomic absorption, induced coupled plasma emission, electrochemical methods like potentiometry, voltametry, coulometry, and chromatographic methods such as GC and HPLC

• Presents newly introduced chromatographic methodologies such as ion electrophoresis, and combinations of chromatography with pyrolysis methods are given

• Discusses selected methods for the determinations of various pollutants in water, air, and land

Readers will gain a general review of modern instrumental method of chemical analysis that is useful in environmental work and will learn how to select methods for analyzing certain samples. Analytical instrumentation and its underlying principles are presented, along with the types of sample for which each instrument is best suited. Some noninstrumental techniques, such as colorimetric detection tubes for gases and immnosassays, are also discussed.