Provides the basic skills and information required to prepare an environmental sample for analysis. Divided into two sections, i.e. Inorganic Analysis and Organic Analysis, this book covers selected techniques, principally atomic spectroscopy and chromatography. Using flow diagrams to augment the experimental information, it highlights the most appropriate methods and the likely results. * Detailed experimental information provided in an easy-to-follow style with illustrations * Describes the specific sample preparation approaches necessary to analyse a particular sample type * Discussion of selected literature sources highlights the most appropriate methods and the likely results obtained
Basic Laboratory Skills.Investigative Approach for Sample Preparation.Sampling.Storage of Samples.SAMPLE PREPARATION OF INORGANIC ANALYSIS.Solids.Liquids (natural and waste waters).SAMPLE PREPARATION FOR ORGANIC ANALYSIS.Solids.Liquids.Volatile Compounds.Pre-concentration using solvent evaporation.Instrumental Techniques for Trace Analysis.Recording of Information in the Laboratory and Resources.Responses to Self-Assessment Questions.Resources and Bibliography.Glossary of Terms.Units of Measurement and Physical Constants.Periodic Table.Index.