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3rd Edition

Handbook of Water Analysis

ISBN 9781439889640
Published July 29, 2013 by CRC Press
995 Pages 86 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Extensively revised and updated, Handbook of Water Analysis, Third Edition provides current analytical techniques for detecting various compounds in water samples. Maintaining the detailed and accessible style of the previous editions, this third edition demonstrates water sampling and preservation methods by enumerating different ways to measure chemical and radiological characteristics. It gives step-by-step descriptions of separation, residue determination, and clean-up techniques.

See What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • Includes five new chapters covering ammonia, nitrates, nitrites, and petroleum hydrocarbons, as well as organoleptical and algal analysis methodology
  • Compares older methods still frequently used with recently developed protocols, and examines future trends
  • Features a new section regarding organoleptical analysis of water acknowledging that ultimately the consumers of drinking water have the final vote over its quality with respect to odor, flavor, and color

The book covers the physical, chemical, and other relevant properties of various substances found in water. It then describes the sampling, cleanup, extraction, and derivatization procedures, and concludes with detection methods. Illustrated with procedure flow charts and schematics, the text includes numerous tables categorizing methods according to type of component, origin of the water sample, parameters and procedures used, and application range.

With contributions from international experts, the book guides you through the entire scientific investigation starting with a sampling strategy designed to capture the real-world situation as closely as possible, and ending with an adequate chemometrical and statistical treatment of the acquired data. By organizing data into more than 300 tables, graphs, and charts, and supplementing the text with equations and illustrations, the editors distill a wealth of knowledge into a single accessible reference.

Table of Contents

Sampling and Data Treatment Methods
Sampling Methods in Surface Waters, Munro Mortimer, Jochen F. MĂĽller, and Matthias Liess
Methods of Treatment of Data, Riccardo Leardi

Radioanalytical Analysis
Radioanalytical Methodology for Water Analysis, Jorge S. Alvarado

Organoleptical Analysis
Organoleptical Methodology, Abdul Moheman, Md. Musawwer Khan, and K. S. Siddiqi

Analysis of Biological Parameters
Bacteriological Analysis of Water, Paulinus Chigbu and Salina Parveen
Marine Toxins Analysis, Luis M. Botana, A. Alfonso, M. R. Vieytes, N. Vilariño, A. M. Botana, C. Louzao, and C. Vale
Algal Analysis, Leonardo Rubi Rörig

Halogens, N-Compounds, and Phosphates

Halogens, GĂ©za Nagy and Livia Nagy
Analysis of Sulfur Compounds in Water, Leo M. L. Nollet
Determination of Ammonia in Water Samples, Juliana Antunes Galvão, Alexandre Matthiensen, Marília Oetterer, Y. Moliner-Martínez, R. A. Gonzalez-Fuenzalida, M. Muñoz-Ortuño, R. Herráez-Hernández, J. Verdú-Andrés, C. Molins-Legua, and P. Campíns Falcó
Nitrites and Nitrates, Adnan Aydın
Phosphates in Aquatic Systems, Alexandre Matthiensen, Juliana Antunes GalvĂŁo, and MarĂ­lia Oetterer

Cyanides, Asbestos, Metals, and Si-Compounds
Cyanides, Leo M. L. Nollet
Asbestos in Water, James S. Webber
Heavy Metals, Major Metals, Trace Elements, Jorge E. Marcovecchio, Sandra E. Botté, Claudia E. Domini, and Rubén H. Freije
Determination of Silicon and Silicates, Salah M. Sultan

Organic Parameters
Main Parameters and Assays Involved with the Organic Pollution of Water, Lorena Vidal, Claudia E. Domini, and Antonio Canals
Determination of Organic Nitrogen in the Aquatic Environment, Juliana Antunes GalvĂŁo, Alexandre Matthiensen, and MarĂ­lia Oetterer
Determination of Urea in Aquatic Samples, Juliana Antunes GalvĂŁo, Alexandre Matthiensen, and MarĂ­lia Oetterer
Organic Acids, Mercedes Gallego Fernández, Evaristo Ballesteros Tribaldo, and Beatriz Jurado Sánchez
Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds in Water, Iván P. Román Falcó and Marta Nogueroles Moya

Phenolic and Humic Compounds
Determination of Phenolic Compounds in Water, Leo M. L. Nollet
Characterization of Humic Matter, Leo M. L. Nollet

Residues of Pesticides
Determination of Pesticides in Water, Evaristo Ballesteros Tribaldo
Analysis of Herbicide and Fungicide Residues in Waters, N. Sridhara Chary, Maria Jose Gómez Ramos, and Amadeo R. Fernández-Alba

Residues of PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFS, and PAHs
Analysis of PCBs in Waters, L. Bartolomé, O. Zuloaga, and N. Etxebarria
PCDDs and PCDFs, Luigi Turrio-Baldassarri, Paola Pettine, and Laura Achene
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Chimezie Anyakora

Surfactants and Petroleum Hydrocarbon Analysis

Surfactants, Eva Pocurull and Rosa Maria Marcé
Petroleum Hydrocarbon Analysis, Iván P. Román Falcó

EDCs and Residues of Plastics
Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, and Personal Care Products, Dimitra A. Lambropoulou and Eleni Evgenidou
Residues of Plastics, Dimitra A. Lambropoulou and Eleni Evgenidou

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"… addresses the importance of sampling methods and discusses and compares various storage containers; an extensive table presents recommendations for storage containers. … valuable as a working reference manual, and is most suitable for graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in the field of water analysis; it may also be useful in advanced undergraduate courses where student research is required. … Highly recommended."
—A. S. Casparian, formerly, Wentworth Institute oj Technology in CHOICE Magazine, April 2014