3rd Edition

Analytical Pyrolysis Handbook




ISBN 9780367192327
Published March 23, 2021 by CRC Press
326 Pages 267 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Contents

Preface...............................................................................................................................................ix

Editors ...............................................................................................................................................xi

List of Contributors ........................................................................................................................xiii

Chapter 1 Analytical Pyrolysis: An Overview ............................................................................1

Thomas P. Wampler

Chapter 2 Instrumentation and Analysis....................................................................................23

Thomas P. Wampler

Chapter 3 Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry:

Instrumentation, Techniques, and Applications ......................................................................39

C. J. Maddock, T. W. Ottley, and Thomas P. Wampler

Chapter 4 Microstructure of Polyolefins....................................................................................55

Shin Tsuge and Hajime Ohtani

Chapter 5 Degradation Mechanisms of Condensation Polymers:

Polyesters and Polyamides........................................................................................69

Hajime Ohtani and Shin Tsuge

Chapter 6 The Application of Analytical Pyrolysis to the Study

of Cultural Materials .................................................................................................89

Chapter 7 Environmental Applications of Pyrolysis ...............................................................115

Thomas O. Munson, Karen D. Sam, and Alexandra ter Halle

Chapter 8 Examination of Forensic Evidence.........................................................................147

John M. Challinor, David A. DeTata, Kari M. Pitts, and Céline Burnier

Chapter 9 Characterization of Microorganisms by Pyrolysis-GC,

Pyrolysis-GC/MS, and Pyrolysis-MS .....................................................................171

Stephen L. Morgan, Bruce E. Watt, and Randolph C. Galipo

Chapter 10 Analytical Pyrolysis of Polar Macromolecules ......................................................197

Charles Zawodny and Karen D. Sam

Chapter 11 Characterization of Condensation Polymers by Thermally

Assisted Hydrolysis and Methylation-GC ..............................................................215

Hajime Ohtani and Shin Tsuge

Chapter 12 Index of Sample Pyrograms.................................................................................235

Karen D. Sam

Index..............................................................................................................................................303

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Editor(s)

Biography

Karen D. Sam 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, supporting the design and testing of analytical pyrolysis instruments. She is the author

or co-author 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, Pennsylvania.

Thomas P. Wampler earned his B.S. degree (1970) in chemistry and an M.Ed. degree (1973) in

natural science from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. Currently retired, he was

actively engaged in the field of analytical pyrolysis for over 25 years. He was the director of

science and technology at CDS Analytical, LLC, in Oxford, Pennsylvania. He is the author and

coauthor of numerous professional papers on the use of analytical pyrolysis and other thermal

sampling techniques.