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Handbook of Water Analysis

3rd Edition

Edited by Leo M.L. Nollet, Leen S. P. De Gelder

CRC Press

995 pages | 86 B/W Illus.

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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.


"… 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

Table of Contents

Sampling and Data Treatment Methods

Sampling Methods in Surface Waters, Munro Mortimer, Jochen F. Müller, 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, Géza 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 Galvão, and Marília 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 Galvão, Alexandre Matthiensen, and Marília Oetterer

Determination of Urea in Aquatic Samples, Juliana Antunes Galvão, Alexandre Matthiensen, and Marília 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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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Analytic
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Water Supply