An essential component of all programs relating to waste management is the ability to perform measurements on-site for safe handling and disposal of hazardous wastes. This book focuses on recent developments in field testing methods and quality assurance, which are important to both RCRA and CLERLA hazardous waste management programs. The book highlights sampling strategies, field measurements, and toxicity screening of complex waste matrices. It also describes requirements for quality assurance intended to be used in hazardous wastes remediation, management, and control. Environmental scientists, analytical chemists, laboratory personnel, and other health professionals involved in the sampling, monitoring, and analysis of hazardous waste should consider this book an essential reference resource.
INTRODUCTION. Regulatory Requirements for Hazardous Waste Measurements. SAMPLING. Sampling and Analysis of Hazardous Wastes for Toxic Pollutants, Aida Fuents and Milagros. The Homogenization of Environmental Soil Samples in Bulk. Comparison of Soil Sample Homogenization Techniques. FIELD TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTATION. Air Monitoring at Remedial Waste Sites. Field Measurement of Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography. Robotocized Analytical Techniques. The Application of Infrared Spectroscopy to Hazardous Wastes. X-Ray Fluorescence Field Method for Screening of Inorganic Contaminants at Hazardous Waste Sites. The Application of X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry to the Analysis of Hazardous Wastes. TOXICITY SCREENING METHODS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE. Characterizing the Genotoxicity of Hazardous Industrial Wastes and Effluents Using Short-Term Bioassays. Detection of Genetic Hazards from Environmental Chemicals with Plant Test Systems. QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL. Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Quality Assurance for Hazardous Waste Measurements. 1990, ISBN 0-87371-171-8.