This work details minor, trace and ultratrace methods; addresses the essential stages that precede measurement; and highlights the measurement systems most likey to be used by the pragmatic analyst. It features key material on inclusion and phase isolation. The book is designed to provide useful maps and signposts for metals analysts who must verify that stringent trace level compositional specifications have been met.
". . .a well-written and useful book. . ..It is reasonably priced for the amount of information supplied, which should prove to be money well spent by metal analysts and may well save them a good deal of time and effort in searching for the analytical information they need. "
---Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
"The book is written by only one author, who is a very experienced analytical chemist and a specialist in metallugy. He covers all important methods in trace element analysis of metals, alloys and ores. . .. . . .This book is written for someone, who is interested in trace metal analysis in metals and who would like to get either step-by-step instructions for the analysis of a particular element in special alloys or who would like to get an overview of which method is the most suitable one for a particular problem."
"This book contains a wealth of information, presented in a clear and concise manner, for those working in the field of analysis of metals for trace metal components. The author clearly has a practical and substantial knowledge of the subject and there is much useful information contained therein. . .. . . .this a well-written and useful book. . .Is is reasonably priced. . .for the amount of information supplied and should prove to be money well spent by metal analysts and may well save them a good deal of time and effort in searching for the analytical information they need. "
"The book is well-written.. . .It describes not only the methods of a broad application in metal analysis but also the methods rarely used. . ..an invaluable source of information.. . .highly recommend[ed]. Acta Physiologiae Plantarum Material is well documented with contributions from a wide range of academic and industrial chemists. While the purpose is to solve practical problems in metals analysis, the emphasis is on quality procedures. Those who would benefit from using this book are the laboratory manager in planning analytical protocols, the laboratory worker as a practical guide in helping to solve problems, and the student as a supplement to a theoretical foundation illustrating how these techniques are utilized in a real-world environment. Highly recommended.- E-Streams …we owe a debt to the author for having found time to gather this treasure trove of fascinating and useful information, and to pass it on to us. Only a person with years of experience 'in the business' can do this, and we--the readers and the continuing practitioners--can benefit greatly as a result. "
---Applied Organometallic Chemistry
The prelude to measurement; chemistry for trace analysis - dissolution; chemistry for trace analysis - preconcentration, separation, masking and measurement; UV/visible molecular absorption spectrophotometry; atomic absorption spectrophotometry; atomic emission spectromety; mass spectrometry; miscellaneous measurement techniques; inclusion and phase isolation; quality in trace analysis.