Handbook of Sample Preparation

Handbook of Sample Preparation

Editor(s): Janusz Pawliszyn, Heather L. Lord

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011 12:00AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470099346

Online ISBN: 9780813823621

DOI: 10.1002/9780813823621

About this Book

Discover new keys to solving analytical problems using the Latest sample preparation methods

Commonly viewed of as a routine task rather than as an integral component in the analytical process, sample preparation has long been undervalued as a science and underdeveloped as a technology. In an effort to reverse this trend, Handbook of Sample Preparation shows why sample preparation deserves closer scientific scrutiny, and makes a compelling case for colleges and professional laboratories to devote more resources to promote the benefits of its correct application.

Handbook of Sample Preparation includes:

  • A solid overview of standard sampling methodologies and their analytical capabilities
  • An introduction of non-traditional sampling technologies, which address the need for solvent-free alternatives, automation, and miniaturization
  • A discussion of the analytical shift toward performing sampling on-site, rather than in the laboratory
  • An examination of various extraction technologies and their applications for different types of matrices
  • A look at how to take advantage of new sampling strategies to streamline laboratory procedures, reduce research costs, and increase overall productivity

An excellent primer on the fundamentals of extraction as well as a sound guide on the latest technological upgrades influencing current sampling techniques, this versatile text serves as an important and accessible tool for both students and seasoned practitioners as they seek new avenues for improving the accuracy of their analyses.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Fundamental Extraction Techniques

    1. Chapter 5

      Solid-Phase Microextraction (pages 81–101)

      Sanja Risticevic, Dajana Vuckovic and Janusz Pawliszyn

  2. Part II: Application Considerations

  3. Part III: Recent Developments

    1. Chapter 19

      Developments in the Use of Passive Sampling Devices for Monitoring Pollutants in Water (pages 341–363)

      Graham A. Mills, Rocio Aguilar-Martínez, Richard Greenwood, Ian J. Allan, Janine Brümmer, Jesper Knutsson and Branislav Vrana

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