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Manual of Physico-Chemical Analysis of Aquatic Sediments

1st Edition

By Alena Mudroch, Jose M. Azcue, Paul Mudroch

CRC Press

320 pages

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Description

Because water is one of the most important life-supporting media on the planet, the quality of aquatic ecosystems is of great interest to the entire world population. One of the factors that greatly affects water quality is the condition of the underlying sediment layer. The Manual of Physico-Chemical Analysis of Aquatic Sediments addresses the best methods for quantitative determination of chemical forms of different elements and compounds, bioassessment techniques, and determination of physical properties of sediments. Essential information for surveying, research, and monitoring of sediment contamination is covered. This manual will aid sediment biologists, geochemists, limnologists, regulatory program managers, environmental chemists and toxicologists and environmental consultants in preparing plans for proper remedial action.

Table of Contents

Introduction, A. Mudroch, J.M. Azcue, and P. Mudroch

Measurement of Physical Properties of Sediments, J.B. Percival and P.J. Lindsay

Measurement of Eh and pH in Aquatic Sediments, P. Brassard

Rapid and Cost-Effective Analysis for Aquatic Sediment Samples by X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, K.F. Maley

Determination of Trace Elements in Sediments, G.E.M. Hall

Neutron Activation Analysis, J.M. Godoy

Determination of Nutrients in Aquatic Sediments, H. Agemian

Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Organic Contaminants in Sediments, H.-B. Lee and D.R. Gere

Each chapter includes a list of references.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science