12. Instrumental Techniques for Environmental Trace Analysis

  1. John R. Dean

Published Online: 18 OCT 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118683422.ch12

Environmental Trace Analysis: Techniques and Applications

Environmental Trace Analysis: Techniques and Applications

How to Cite

Dean, J. R. (ed) (2013) Instrumental Techniques for Environmental Trace Analysis, in Environmental Trace Analysis: Techniques and Applications, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118683422.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Applied Sciences, Northumbria University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2013
  2. Published Print: 29 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119962700

Online ISBN: 9781118683422

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Keywords:

  • environmental inorganic analysis;
  • environmental organic analysis;
  • environmental trace analysis;
  • portable techniques

Summary

This chapter discusses the operation and function of a wide range of instrumental techniques. A whole range of analytical techniques are available to determine the concentration of trace inorganics and organic compounds in a variety of sample matrices. The main techniques can be classified as being based on atomic spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography (gas and liquid). The chapter discusses other techniques for environmental organic analysis. Finally, the chapter focuses on selected areas and acknowledges that other handheld, portable, battery (or vehicle power socket) devices have been available for some time.