2nd Edition

Analytical Chemistry of PCBs

ISBN 9780873719230
Published January 24, 1997 by CRC Press
816 Pages

USD $290.00

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Book Description

This updated and expanded Second Edition of Dr. Erickson's Analytical Chemistry of PCBs appears a decade after the first and is completely revised and updated. The changes from the First Edition reflect the significant growth in the area and a growing appreciation of the importance of PCB analysis to our culture. This book is a comprehensive review of the analytical chemistry of PCBs. It is part history, part annotated bibliography, part comparison, and part guidance. Featuring a new chapter on analyst/customer interactions and several new appendices, the Second Edition is an invaluable resource for both chemists with no experience in PCB analysis and seasoned PCB researchers.
All topics have been more thoroughly treated and updated in this new edition to reflect advances made in the last decade, especially:

Table of Contents

Overview of PCB Properties, Uses, and Occurrence
Regulatory History
Analytical Chemistry of PCBs
Physical, Chemical, Commercial, Environmental, and Biological Properties
PCB Nomenclature
Physical Properties
Synthesis and Standards
Production and Use
Environmental Occurrence
Environmental Transport and Fate
Destruction, Degradation, and Metabolism
Occupational Exposure and Its Effects
Analytical Procedures
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Procedures
ANSI and ASTM Procedures
Procedures for Food and Fish
Procedures for Byproduct Analysis
Future Needs
Sample Collection and Storage
Sampling Design
Natural Gas in Pipelines
Soils and Sediments
Other Solids
Oil, Dielectric Fluids, Etc.
Biological Samples
General Considerations
Sewage and Sludge
Sediment and Soil
Animal and Plant Tissues
Paper Products
Wipes and Other Bulk Samples
Ancillary Considerations
Adsorbent Column Chromatography
High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Thin-Layer Chromatography
Adsorbent Slurry Techniques
Gel Permeation Chromatography
Liquid-Liquid Partitioning
Chemical Degradation
Cleanup and Oil Samples
Sulfur Removal
Comparison of Cleanup Techniques
Criteria for Choice of a Cleanup Technique
Validation of Cleanup Techniques
Future Needs
Criteria for Choice of Techniques
Gas Chromatography
Thin-Layer Chromatography
High Performance Liquid Chromatography
Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
Nonchromatographic Methods
Field Analyses
Data Reduction
Data Reporting
Potential Improvements in Data Reduction
Quality Assurance
General Considerations
Special Considerations in PCB Analyses
Previous QC Measures
Recommended QA/QC Measures
Potential Improvements in QA
Collaborative Studies
Chicken Fat and Fish
Marine Sediments
Quantitation Techniques and Milk
Paper Mill Effluent
Ambient Air
Wet Lake Sediment
Naturally Contaminated Dry Sediments
Dry Pigments
Insulating Oils
Byproducts from Industrial Processes
Bovine Serum
Byproducts in a Chlorinated Aromatic Waste
Lubricating Oils
Municipal and Industrial Wastewater
PCBs in Oil
PCBs in Mineral Oil by ASTM D 4059
Eel Fat Extracts
Transformer Oils
Homologs in Water, Soil, and Sediment by GC/MS
Soxtec Extraction of Soils
Congeners in Solution
Aroclor 1260 in Soil
Preparation of Calibration Solutions
Pipeline Condensates
Specific Congeners in Milk
Non- and Mono-Ortho-Substituted Congeners in Herring Oil
GC/Ion Trap MS Evaluation
Procurement and Execution of PCB Analyses
Responsibilities of the Requester
Responsibilities of the Analyst
Procurement of PCB Analyses
Nomenclature of PCBs
Composition of Some Commercial PCB Mixtures
Mass Spectral Characteristics of PCBs
GC/ECD Chromatograms of Aroclor Mixtures
PCB Information Package from EPA TSCA Assistance Information Service
Materials Safety Data Sheet for PCBs, Monsanto Company
Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Database
Terms and Abbreviations

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"...contains an enormous wealth of information and is an extremely comprehensive reference book...really has everything: extraction; cleanup; determination; QC; etc., for determining PCBs in a wide variety of matrices."-D.J. Roberts, School of Chemistry, University of Bristol