Analytical Pyrolysis Handbook
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Analytical pyrolysis allows scientists to use routine laboratory instrumentation for analyzing complex, opaque, or insoluble samples more effectively than other analytical techniques alone. Analytical Pyrolysis Handbook, Third Edition is a practical guide to the application of pyrolysis techniques to various samples and sample types for a diversity of fields including microbiology, forensic science, industrial research, and environmental analysis.
The much-anticipated third edition incorporates recent technological advances that increase the technique’s sensitivity to trace elements, improve its reproducibility, and expand its applicability. The book reviews the types of instrumentation available to perform pyrolysis and offers guidance for interfacing instruments and integrating other analytical techniques, including gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Fully updated with new sample pyrograms, figures, references, and real-world examples, this edition also highlights new areas of application including cultural materials, forensic analysis, and environmental studies.
This book illustrates how the latest advances make pyrolysis a practical, cost-effective, reliable, and flexible alternative for increasingly complex sample analyses. Analytical Pyrolysis Handbook, Third Edition is an essential, one-stop guide for determining if pyrolysis meets application-specific needs as well as performing pyrolysis and handling the data obtained.
Table of Contents
Analytical Pyrolysis: An Overview. Instrumentation and Analysis. Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Techniques, and Applications. Microstructure of Polyolefins.Degradation Mechanisms of Condensation Polymers Polyesters and Polyamides.The Application of Analytical Pyrolysis to the Study of Cultural Materials.Environmental Applications of Pyrolysis.Examination of Forensic Evidence. Characterization of Microorganisms by Pyrolysis-GC, Pyrolysis-GC/MS, and Pyrolysis-MS. Analytical Pyrolysis of Polar Macromolecules. Characterization of Condensation Polymers by Pyrolysis-GC in the Presence of Organic Alkali. Index of Sample Pyrograms.
Karen is an Application Scientist and Lab Manager at CDS Analytical. She has over 20 years of experience in sample preparation and analysis, including 15 years in application development experience, and supporting the design and testing of analytical pyrolysis instruments. She is the author or coauthor of several professional papers on the use of analytical pyrolysis. She holds an A.A. degree from Cottey College in Nevada, MO, and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Bloomsburg University, in Bloomsburg, PA.