Qualilty Assurance in Environmental Monitoring: Sampling and Sample Preatreatment
Copyright © 1995 VCH Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Editor(s): Philippe Quevauviller
Published Online: 18 DEC 2007
Print ISBN: 9783527287246
Online ISBN: 9783527615216
About this Book
It is increasingly recognized that the greatest risks of error in environmental analysis lie in the sample preparation rather than the analysis stage. This book describes the precautions that must be taken from the sampling to the sample pretreatment via the storage stage to assure good quality. Typical pitfalls - and recommendations for avoiding them - are discussed. Special emphasis is given to the monitoring of trace contaminants in environmental matrices (e. g., water, sediment, plants, air).
This book, based on the experience of specialists, constitutes an invaluable guide to the quality assurance relevant to environmental chemists.