This book discusses in detail the application of physical separation procedures together with modern instrumental analysis techniques such as HPLC, gas chromatography, and anodic strip-ping voltammetry. Particular emphasis is given to environmental samples where the greatest concern for the effects of speciation on trace element transport, toxicity, and bioavailability have been ex-pressed. Special chapters are also devoted to methods of sam-pling and storage, and to the mathematical modeling of chemical speciation. Although designed for the practical analytical chemist, this publication is essential reading for researchers in or entering the field of chemical speciation.
Table of Contents
Collection, Preparation, and Storage of Samples for Speciation Analysis. Trace Element Speciation and its Relation-ship to Bioavailability and Toxicity in Natural Wa-ters. Physicochemi-cal Separation Methods for Trace Element Speciation in Aquatic Samples. Electrochemical Techniques for Trace Element Specia-tion in Waters. Mathematical Model-ing of Trace Element Specia-tion. Applications of High-Per-formance Liquid Chromatography to Trace Element Speciation Studies. Applications of Gas Chromatog-raphy to Trace Element Speciation. Speciation of Trace Elements in Sediments. Trace Element Speciation in Biological Systems. Index.