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2nd Edition

Applied Pyrolysis Handbook

Edited By

Thomas P. Wampler

ISBN 9781574446418
Published December 13, 2006 by CRC Press
300 Pages 149 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. 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.

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

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"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

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