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Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Technicians

1st Edition

By Maria Csuros

CRC Press

336 pages

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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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic