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Applied Pyrolysis Handbook

2nd Edition

Edited by Thomas P. Wampler

CRC Press

304 pages | 149 B/W Illus.

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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. Applied Pyrolysis Handbook, Second 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.

This second 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 surfactants, historical artifacts, and environmental materials.

This book illustrates how the latest advances make pyrolysis a practical, cost-effective, reliable, and flexible alternative for increasingly complex sample analyses. Applied Pyrolysis Handbook, Second 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.


"The Applied Pyrolysis Handbook is a practical guide to the application of pyrolysis techniques to various types of materials . . . This book is for chemists and researchers who use GC/MS to analyze materials, and who need to add pyrolysis techniques to their analysis tools. It contains much practical information that could be useful to them."

–In Electrical Insulation Magazine, May/June 2009, Vol. 25, No. 3

Table of Contents

Analytical Pyrolysis: An Overview; T.P. Wampler

Instrumentation and Analysis; T.P. Wampler

Pyrolysis Mass Spectrometry: Instrumentation, Techniques, and Applications; C.J. Maddock and T.W. Ottley

Microstructure of Polyolefins; S. Tsuge and H. Ohtani

Degradation Mechanisms of Condensation Polymers: Polyesters and Polyamides; H. Ohtani and S. Tsuge

The Application of Analytical Pyrolysis to the Study of Cultural Materials; A. Shedrinsky and N.S. Baer

Environmental Applications of Pyrolysis; T.O. Munson

Examination of Forensic Evidence; J.M. Challinor

Characterization of Microorganisms by Pyrolysis-GC, Pyrolysis-GC/MS, and Pyrolysis-MS; S.L. Morgan, B.E. Watt, and R.C. Galipo

Analytical Pyrolysis of Polar Macromolecules; C. Zawodny and K. Jansson

Characterization of Condensation Polymers by Pyrolysis-GC in the Presence of Organic Alkali; H. Ohtani and S. Tsuge

Index of Sample Pyrograms; T.P. Wampler Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical