Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring

Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring

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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.... CBs 139 labeling a€” biota samples, trace metal analysis 200 f a€” containers, sediment sampling 122 a€” soil sampling 165 laboratories ... phthalate esters 131 lead - atrnophile elements, soil sample depth 164 a€” biomonitoring 180 a€” fuel contamination, surface water ... leaves 223 if Mann-Whitney test, surface water sampling 63 manual shallow subsurface coring, soils 165 manual surface grab, soilanbsp;...

Title:Quality Assurance in Environmental Monitoring
Author:Philippe P. Quevauviller
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-07-11


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