Applications of Atomic Spectrometry to Regulatory Compliance Monitoring, 2nd EditionAuthor: Stephen W. Jenniss , Sidney A. Katz , Richard W. Lynch
Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
Publish date: September 1997
A complete guide to regulatory compliance monitoring using atomic spectrometry This is the only comprehensive, single-volume guide to all methods of atomic spectrometry currently recognized by regulatory agencies for the monitoring of metallic contaminants. It is an indispensable working resource for analytical chemists and spectroscopists responsible for generating scientifically and legally defensible laboratory results for regulatory compliance. The book answers virtually every question regarding material selection, preparation, preservation, analysis, and the testing equipment itself. It begins with a thorough explication of the three major spectrometric methods: atomic absorption, inductively coupled plasma atomic spectrometry, and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Each method is described in terms of its scope of sensitivity, theoretical principles, material and equipment requirements, interferences and their corrections, and calibration. Following chapters provide detailed accounts of sample collection, preservation, and preparation; concentration and separation methods; and laboratory analysis methods for compliance monitoring of air, water, wastes, animal tissues, and food. The authors also provide helpful hints and guidelines on how to organize a laboratory; plan projects; report results; communicate with clients, regulators, and the public; market services; and more.