The Handbook of Air Toxics compiles, defines, and clarifies several methods and concepts of airborne toxic substances found in the environment. This comprehensive reference helps regulators, consultants, and other environmental professionals meet the challenges of sampling and analysis, emissions reductions, and health and safety issues related to human exposure. It is an important reference addressing the ongoing concern about the consequences of air pollution, and the implementation and modification of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Air Act.
Some of the methods described in the Handbook of Air Toxics include fluorescence, thermal desorption, selected ion monitoring, ion chromatography, light microscopy, specific electrode analysis, titration, colorimetry, atomic absorption, and spectrophotometry. It also covers the use of isokinetic sampling trains, midget impingers, carbon molecular sieves, and sampling canisters in the analysis of air toxics. The Handbook also contains recommendations from the EPA for analytical methods for those air toxics where methods do not already exist and provides advance information on future method development by the EPA.
Sampling EPA's Air Toxics
Problems Unique to Sampling Air
Obtaining Representative Samples
Selecting Sampling Devices
Influence of Meteorology on Sampling Air
Influence of Topography on Sampling Air
Analysis of EPA's Air Toxics
Analytical Method Summaries
Chemical, Physical, Hazardous and Toxicological Properties of EPA's Air Toxics
Air Toxics Chemical Names
Fields of Information