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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. Radioanalytical Analysis. Organoleptical Analysis. Analysis of Biological Parameters. Halogens, N-Compounds, and Phosphates. Cyanides, Asbestos, Metals, and Si-Compounds. Organic Parameters. Phenolic and Humic Compounds. Residues of Pesticides. Residues of PCBs, PCDDs, PCDFS, and PAHs. Surfactants and Petroleum Hydrocarbon Analysis. EDCs and Residues of Plastics.

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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