Laboratory Experiments in Trace Environmental Quantitative Analysis
Laboratory Experiments in Trace Environmental Quantitative Analysis is a collection of student-tested experiments that introduce important principles that underlie various laboratory techniques in the field of trace environmental organics and inorganics quantitative analysis. It crosses the more traditional academic disciplines of environmental science and analytical chemistry.
The text is organized to begin with minimally rigorous session/experiments and increase in rigor as each session/experiment unfolds. Each experiment features learning objectives, expected student outcomes, and suggestions for further study.
Additional features include:
- Students are introduced to the principles and laboratory practice of instrumental analysis (determinative techniques) that are clearly presented.
- Students are carefully taken through various ways to prepare samples for trace quantitative analysis (sample prep techniques). Safety warnings are listed within each experiment.
- Students are introduced to all three types of instrument calibration: external, internal and standard addition.
Instructors who are responsible for laboratory courses in analytical chemistry with potential application to environmental sample matrices will find this textbook of value. Graduate programs in environmental science and engineering will also greatly benefit from the content.
An Introduction To pH Measurement: Estimating the Degree of Purity of Snow; Measuring Soil pH; Introduction to Ion Chromatography
Introduction to the Visible Spectrophotometer
Visible Spectrophotometric Determination of Trace Levels Of Iron In Groundwater
Spectrophotometric Determination of Phosphorus in Eutrophicated Surface Water
Determination of Anionic Surfactants by Mini-Liquid–Liquid Extraction (MINI-LLE) in an Industrial Wastewater Effluent using Ion Pairing with Methylene Blue
Comparison of Ultraviolet And Infrared Absorption Spectra of Chemically Similar Organic Compounds
Determination of Oil and Grease and of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons In Wastewater via Reversed-Phase Solid-Phase Extraction Techniques (RP-SPE) and Quantitative Fourier-Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
Determination of the Degree Of Hardness in Various Sources of Groundwater using Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
Determination of Lead in Drinking Water using Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (GFAA): External Standard vs. Standard Addition Calibration Mode
A Comparison of Soil Types via a Quantitative Determination of the Chromium Content using Visible Spectrophotometry and Flame Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy or Inductively Coupled Plasma–Optical Emission Spectrometry
Data Acquisition and Instrument Control using the Turbochrom Chromatography Software. An Introduction to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC): Evaluating those Experimental Parameters that Influence Separations
Identifying the Ubiquitous Phthalate Esters in the Environment using HPLC, Photodiode Array Detection, and Confirmation by GC-MS
An Introduction to Gas Chromatography: Evaluating Experimental Parameters that Influence Gas Chromatographic Performance
Screening for the Presence of BTEX in Wastewater using Liquid–Liquid Extraction (LLE) and Gas Chromatography: Screening for THMs in Chlorine-Disinfected Drinking Water using Static Headspace (HS) Gas Chromatography
Determination of Priority Pollutant Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Gasoline-Contaminated Groundwater using Static Headspace (HS) and Solid-Phase Microextraction Headspace (SPME-HS) and Gas Chromatography
Determination of the herbicide residue Trifluralin in chemically treated Lawn Soil by Gas Chromatography using Reversed-Phase Solid-Phase Extraction (RP-SPE) sample prep techniques
Determination of Priority Pollutant Semivolatile Organochlorine Pesticides: A Comparison of Mini-Liquid–Liquid and Reversed-Phase Solid-Phase Extraction Techniques
Determination of Priority Pollutant Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in Contaminated Soil using RP-HPLC-PDA with Wavelength Programming
Determination of Inorganic Anions using Ion Chromatography (IC): Anion Exchange IC with Suppressed Conductivity Detection