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1st Edition

Environmental Applications of Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Edited By

Mahmood Barbooti

ISBN 9781774633694
Published March 31, 2021 by Apple Academic Press
604 Pages 164 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is a comprehensive review of the instrumental analytical methods and their use in environmental monitoring site assessment and remediation follow-up operations.

The increased concern about environmental issues such as water pollution, air pollution, accumulation of pollutants in food, global climate change, and effective remediation processes necessitate the precise determination of various types of chemicals in environmental samples. In general, all stages of environmental work start with the evaluation of organic and inorganic environmental samples. This important book furnishes the fundamentals of instrumental chemical analysis methods to various environmental applications and also covers recent developments in instrumental chemical methods.

Covering a wide variety of topics in the field, the book:

• Presents an introduction to environmental chemistry

• Presents the fundamentals of instrumental chemical analysis methods that are used mostly in the environmental work.

• Examines instrumental methods of analysis including UV/Vis, FTIR, atomic absorption, induced coupled plasma emission, electrochemical methods like potentiometry, voltametry, coulometry, and chromatographic methods such as GC and HPLC

• Presents newly introduced chromatographic methodologies such as ion electrophoresis, and combinations of chromatography with pyrolysis methods are given

• Discusses selected methods for the determinations of various pollutants in water, air, and land

Readers will gain a general review of modern instrumental method of chemical analysis that is useful in environmental work and will learn how to select methods for analyzing certain samples. Analytical instrumentation and its underlying principles are presented, along with the types of sample for which each instrument is best suited. Some noninstrumental techniques, such as colorimetric detection tubes for gases and immnosassays, are also discussed.

Table of Contents



Part I: Instrumental Chemical Analysis

Fundamentals of Chemical Analysis; Mahmood M. Barbooti

Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis; Mahmood M. Barbooti, Asli Baysal, and Nidhal AlDerzi

Chromatographic Methods of Analysis; Mahmood M. Barbooti

Fundamentals of Electrophoretic Analysis; Oscar Núñez

Principles of Electroanalytical Methods; Farnoush Faridbod, Parviz Norouzi, and Mohammad Reza Ganjali

Part II: Environmental Applications

Environmental Chemistry; Mahmood M. Barbooti

Environmental Sampling and Sample Preparation; Asli Baysal and Mustafa Ozcan

Principles and Applications of Ion Chromatography in Environmental Analysis; Mohammad Reza Ganjali, Morteza Rezapour, Parviz Norouzi, and Farnoush Faridbod

Environmental Applications of Capillary Zone Electrophoresis; Oscar Núñez

Flow-Injection Analysis: Principles and Applications; Nabil A. Fakhre

Environmental Applications of Spectrochemical Analysis; Mahmood M. Barbooti

Applications of Electroanalytical Methods; Farnoush Faridbod, Parviz Norouzi, and Mohammad Reza Ganjali

Heavy Metal Determination in Environmental Samples; Nil Ozbek, Asli Baysal, and Suleyman Akman

Determination of Organic Pollutants in Environmental Samples; Y. Moliner-Martínez, A. Argente-García, R. Herráez-Hernández, J. Verdú-Andrés, C. Molins-Legua, and P. Campíns Falcó

Analytical Pyrolysis Principles and Applications to Environmental Science; Michael A. Kruge, PhD


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Mahmood Barbooti, PhD, is an assistant professor at the School of Applied Sciences, University of Technology in Baghdad, Iraq, and was a visiting professor at Montclair State University in New Jersey, USA, from 2009 till 2012. He has held many roles, including director of the Environmental Analysis Department of the Ministry of Environment in Iraq from 2004-2006, director of Petrochemical Industries Research Centre, director of the Ibnul-Beetar Pharmaceutical Research Centre, chair of the Quality Control Department of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals, and senior scientific researcher, among others. He is an expert in environmental site assessment (ESA) in Iraq and has led teams in two ESA projects. He managed and lectured in a large number of training courses on instrumental analysis, environmental analysis, monitoring, and water treatment. The author of more than 80 published papers and 8 patents, he has also published 2 books in Arabic and has chaired the Iraqi committee for the rewriting of chemistry books of the secondary schools in 2009.