Trace Environmental Quantitative Analysis: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, Second Edition offers clear and relevant explanations of the principles and practice of selected analytical instrumentation involved in trace environmental quantitative analysis (TEQA). The author updates each chapter to reflect the latest improvements in TEQA that have resulted in greater levels of sensitivity.
The book begins with an overview of regulatory and EPA methods, followed by quantitative data reduction and interpretation of analytical results, sample preparation, and analytical instrumentation. Among the more than two-dozen new topics are the underlying principles of GC-MS, GC-MS-MS, LC-MS, and ICP-MS, column chromatographic cleanup, gel permeation chromatography, applications to biological sample matrices, and matrix solid-phase dispersion. The chapter on sample preparation now includes more alternatives to liquid-liquid extraction, highlighting Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME), and Stir Bar Sorptive Extraction (SBSE). The final chapter contains laboratory-tested experiments to practice the techniques appearing in the text. Appendices include a convenient glossary, applications to drinking water, computer programs for TEQA, instrument designs, and useful Internet links for practicing environmental analytical chemists.
Featuring personal insight into the theory and practice of trace analysis from a bench analytical chemist, the second edition of Trace Environmental Quantitative Analysis takes readers from the fundamental principles to state-of-the-art methods of TEQA currently used in leading laboratories.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Trace Environmental Quantitative Analysis (TEQA)
Calibration, Verification, Statistical Treatment of Analytical Data, Detection Limits, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Sample Preparation Techniques to Isolate and Recover Organics and Inorganics
Determinative Techniques to Measure Organics and Inorganics
Specific Laboratory Experiments
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: QA/QC Illustrated
Appendix C: TEQA Applied to Drinking Water/Computer Programs for TEQA
Appendix D: Instrument Designs
Appendix E: Useful Internet Links for Environmental Analytical Chemists
Appendix F: Useful Potpourri for Environmental Analytical Chemists
"...contains laboratory-tested experiments...computer programs for TEQA, instrument designs, and useful Internet links... Students and teachers of analytical chemistry and other disciplines requiring an analytical approach (e.g. toxicology, biochemistry, food science, environmental science, etc.) will find that the book might enhance their understanding of TEQA. Laboratory technicians of various skill and knowledge levels should also find the content of this edition beneficial."
-- International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 86, 2006
"Loconto's book does a superlative job of introducing the concept of trace environmental quantitative analysis … and their relevance to current U.S. environmental legislation. He uses a unique approach [that] allows readers to scan for topics of immediate interest. Subsections are clearly organized with the use of quality tables and figures. I particularly liked the addition of specific laboratory experiments … provides a well-written, comprehensive introduction to trace environmental analysis … this book is well suited as a resource for environmental chemists working in an industrial or regulatory-based setting…"
-Grady Hanrahan, California State University, Los Angeles in JACS, vol. 128, 2006