This detailed handbook covers different chromatographic analysis techniques and chromatographic data for compounds found in air, water, and soil, and sludge. The new edition outlines developments relevant to environmental analysis, especially when using chromatographic mass spectrometric techniques. It addresses new issues, new lines of discussion, and new findings, and develops in greater detail the aspects related to chromatographic analysis in the environment. It also includes different analytical methodologies, addresses instrumental aspects, and outlines conclusions and perspectives for the future.
Preface Section I: Separation 1: Gas chromatography mas spectrometry: Basic concepts and instrumentation Basil Munjanja 2: GC-MS and LC-MS based screening and targeted profiling methods for environmental analysis Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern and Bruce Petrie 3: High resolution mass spectrometric techniques for structural characterization and determination of organic pollutants in the environment Nuria Cortés-Francisco and Josep Caixach 4: Application of thermal desorption mass spectrometry for the analysis of environmental pollutants Steven Sai Hang Ho, Judith C. Chow, Jian Zhen Yu,, John G. Watson, Jun-Ji Cao, Yu Huang Section II: Sample preparation and sampling strategies 5: Sample preparation methods for determination of pollutants in solid and complex environmental matrices C. Goncalves, M.A.D. Sousa, V.G. Samaras, C.M.R Almeida, M.C.P. Basto 6: Application of novel materials in sample treatment and separation: Clean-up and chromatographic improvements N. Fontanals 7: Advances in sample preparation for molecular imprinting in environmental applications Dimitra Lambropoulou, George Z. Kyzas, and Dimitrios Bikiaris 8: Sample preparation methods for determination of pollutants in air samples Francisco Pena-Pereira and Jacek Namieśnik 9: Passive sampling strategies for environmental monitoring in air and aquatic environment Anna-Akrivi Thomatou and Ioannis Konstantinou Section III: Quality assurance 10: Quality Assurance and Validation: General considerations and trends Roberta Galarini, Simone Moretti, and Giorgio Saluti 11: Proficiency Testing in Environmental Analysis: Achievements and challenges Ch. Alexopoulos, E. Kakoulidis, and E. Lampi 12: Reference Method