Evaluating traditional and recent analytical methods according to speed, sensitivity, and cost-efficiency, this reference supports specialists in the selection of effective analytical techniques and equipment for the study of soils, soil contaminants, and environmental samples. Updated and revised, this Third Edition illustrates the advantages, limitations, range, and challenges of the major analytical approaches utilized in modern research laboratories. It includes new chapters and expanded discussions of the measurement of organic pollutants in the environment and gas fluxes between the land surface and atmosphere, and an extensive range of environmental materials.
"Covering a wide range of specific literature, this work is a helpful asset for scientists, teachers and postgraduate students working in soil science, environmental chemistry or ecological sciences. It provides a valuable support in the selection of effective analytical techniques and equipment, for the study of different environmental samples, with an emphasis on soil analysis."
- Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, March 2004, Vol. 3, No. 1
- "[This book] is an updated look at instrumental techniques. … The collection of chapters is well written by experts in their respective fields … . … Highly recommended for professionals or students working with or wanting to work with these or other relevant analyses."
"…forms an invaluable asset for both the users and producers of chemical analysis on soils….it will surely remain a benchmark work on soil analysis."
"…an extremely valuable and informative work….The depth of coverage is amazing…this will be the standard work on the subject for many years to come."