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1st Edition

Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Technicians

ISBN 9780873718356
Published September 16, 1994 by CRC Press
332 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides the basic knowledge in sample collection, field and laboratory quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), sample custody, regulations and standards of environmental pollutants. The text covers sample collection, preservation, handling, detailed field activities, and sample custody.
It provides an overview of the occurrence, source, and fate of toxic pollutants, as well as their control by regulations and standards. Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Technicians is an excellent introductory text for laboratory training classes, namely those teaching inorganic nonmetals, metals, and trace organic pollutants and their detection in environmental samples.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Collecting, Preserving, and Handling Environmental Samples
Chapter 1. General Considerations in Sampling
Chapter 2. Field Tests
Chapter 3. Sample Collection from Different Matrices
Part 2. Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Chapter 4. Introduction to Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA/QC)
Chapter 5. Sample Custody
Chapter 6. Approved Analytical Methods and References
Chapter 7. Analytical System Calibration and Performance Check
Chapter 8. Quality Management of Laboratory Instruments and Supplies
Chapter 9. Quality Control Requirements
Part 3. Data Quality and Reporting
Chapter 10. Raw Data Conversion into Reportable Results
Chapter 11. Evaluation and Approval of Analytical Data
Chapter 12. Reporting Analytical Data
Part 4. Discussion of the Analyzed Parameters
Chapter 13. Introduction to Physical Properties
Chapter 14. Introduction to Metals
Chapter 15. Inorganic Nonmetallic Constituents
Chapter 16. Organic Pollutants
Chapter 17. Microbiological Parameters and Radioactivity
Part 5. Environmental Regulations
Chapter 18. Regulations and Standards
Glossary of Abbreviations Related to Regulations

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