1st Edition

Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Technicians

By Maria Csuros Copyright 1994
    332 Pages
    by CRC Press

    136 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Csuros, Maria