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Organic Compounds in Natural Waters
Analysis and Determination

ISBN 9781138074842
Published March 31, 2017 by CRC Press
306 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The potential health hazards that might arise from the presence of organic substances in water are a matter of increasing concern to the water industry, environmentalists and the general public alike. This comprehensive reference draws together and systematises the vast body of information available on the occurrence and determination of organic substances in natural waters.

Organic Compounds in Natural Waters provides a comprehensive description of organic substances in waters. Methods are provided in broad outline, with guidance on their applicability, their comparative advantages and disadvantages, possible interferences, sensitivity and detection levels.

The book is an essential reference for analytical chemists working in industry, water utilities, government, non
government organisations and regulatory agencies and environmental/analytical consultants.

Table of Contents

1 Hydrocarbons in non-saline waters
1.1 Aliphatic hydrocarbons
1.2 Aromatic hydrocarbons
1.3 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

2 Oxygen containing compounds in non-saline waters
2.1 Carboxylic acids
2.2 Phenols
2.3 Phenolic acids
2.4 Methyl tert butyl ether
2.5 Alcohols
2.6 Glycols
2.7 Dioxans
2.8 Esters
2.9 Aldehydes
2.10 Gas chromatography
2.11 Carbohydrates

3 Halogen containing compounds in non-saline waters
3.1 Saturated aliphatic chloro compounds
3.2 Unsaturated chloro aliphatic compounds
3.3 Haloforms
3.4 Chloroaromatic compounds
3.5 Halocarboxylic acids
3.6 Polychlorodibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorodibenzofurans
3.7 Chlorophenols
3.8 Polychlorobiphenyls
3.9 Polychloroterphenyls
3.10 Miscellaneous
3.11 Bromine containing compounds

4 Nitrogen compounds in non-saline waters
4.1 Aliphatic amines
4.2 Aromatic amines
4.3 Amino acids
4.4 Amides
4.5 Nitrophenols
4.6 Trinitrotoluene
4.7 Chloro aromatic amino
4.8 Hydrazines
4.9 Nitriles
4.10 Nitrosamines
4.11 Nucleic acids
4.12 Ethylenediamine tetraacetic acid
4.13 Nitriloacetic acid
4.14 Miscellaneous compounds

5 Phosphorus containing compounds in non-saline waters
5.1 Alkyl and aryl phosphates
5.2 Adenosine triphosphate
5.3 Inositol triphosphate
5.4 Plytase-hydrolysable phosphate
5.5 Phosphine
5.6 Organophosphorus compounds
5.7 Organophosphorus insecticides and pesticides

6 Sulphur containing compounds in non-saline waters
6.1 Mercaptons and disulphides
6.2 Dimethyl sulphoxide
6.3 Alkylthiols
6.4 Ethylene thiourea
6.5 Thiobenzamide
6.6 Chlorobenzo sulphonic acid
6.7 Miscellaneous

7 Surface active agents in non-saline waters
7.1 Non-ionic surface active agents
7.2 Anionic detergents
7.3 Cationic detergents

8 Volatile organic compounds

9 Multiorganics in non-saline waters
9.1 Preliminary extraction of organic compounds
9.2 Gas chromatography
9.3 High performance liquid chromatography
9.4 Infrared spectroscopy
9.5 Miscellaneous
9.6 Volatile organic compounds

10 Pesticides and herbicides
10.1 Organochlorine type
10.2 Organophosphorus insecticides in non-saline waters
10.3 Urea herbicides
10.4 Phenoxy acetic acid type herbicides
10.5 Triazine type
10.6 Carbamate type
10.7 Other types of chemicals that occur in water samples

11 Organic compounds in saline waters
11.1 Hydrocarbons
11.2 Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry
11.3 Carboxylic acids
11.4 Oxytetracycline
11.5 Carbohydrates
11.6 Surface active agents
11.7 Halogenated compounds
11.8 Nitrogen containing compounds
11.9 Sulphur containing compounds
11.10 Phosphorus containing compounds
11.11 Herbicides and pesticides
11.12 Miscellaneous organic compounds

12 Miscellaneous organic compounds
12.1 Naturally occurring organic pollutants

13 Organometallic compounds
13.1 Non saline waters
13.2 Organometallic compounds in saline waters

14 Organic compounds aqueous precipitation
14.1 Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
14.2 Phenols
14.3 Carboxylic acids
14.4 Pesticides
14.5 Organomercury compounds
14.6 Organotin compounds
14.7 Organolead compounds


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T. Roy Crompton is consultant and technical author. He received his PhD on Power Technology fror the University of Salford, UK. Before his retirement, he was head of the Analytical Research Laboratory of the Polymer Research Laboratory, Shell Chemicals, UK for thirty years, followed by a fifteen year career at the Water Analysis Laboratories in the UK. Roy Cromption is author of 50 books covering analysis of environmental samples, including waters, soils and sediments. Other publications cover polymer technology, organometallic compounds  and power sources.