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Chemical Analysis of the Environment and Other Modern Techniques

  • Sut Ahuja
  • Edward M. Cohen
  • Theo. J. Kneip
  • Jack L. Lambert
  • Gunter Zweig

Part of the Progress in Analytical Chemistry book series (PAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Trace Metals in the Environment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Herbert L. Volchok, Donald C. Bogen
      Pages 17-41
    3. Theo. J. Kneip, Gerald J. Lauer
      Pages 43-62
    4. Gwyneth Howells
      Pages 63-80
    5. Henry A. Schroeder, Dan K. Darrow
      Pages 81-104
  3. Pesticides in the Environment: Recently Discovered Analytical Problems

  4. The Determination of Anions in Water

  5. Current Topics in Pharmaceutical Analysis

  6. Automated Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Grant M. Gustin
      Pages 319-336
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 377-384

About this book

Introduction

With the rise in general awareness of the effects of trace chemicals in the environment on man's health, it has been realized that traditional methods of analysis are often inadequate. Reliable analyses are needed in the fractional parts-per­ million range of contaminants in condensed phases, and of the order of micrograms per cubic meter in air. Trying to get meaningful answers regarding such minute amounts raises cogent problems in all stages of an analysis. It is most appropriate, therefore, that the 1971 Eastern Analytical Symposium should have four half-day sessions devoted to this general field. Two of these, entitled "Trace Metals in the Envi­ ronment," were assembled by Dr. Kneip, one on "Pesticides in the Environment: Recently Discovered Analytical Problems," by Dr. Zweig, and one on "The Determination of Anions in Water," by Dr. Lambert. Together, these reports furnish a fairly complete picture of the present state of environmental anal­ ysis. The remainder of this volume is devoted to pharmaceutical analysis, a diversified field in which nearly all analytical methods find a place. Partly because of this multiplicity of techniques, and partly due to the large number of samples which must be examined in connection with the manu­ facture, biological testing, and clinical applica­ tion of pharmaceutical preparations, this area is particularly appropriate for the introduction of automation. The objective, broadly, is to speed up multiple analyses without the sacrifice of accuracy.

Keywords

Absorption Atom Chromat Fluorid Fluoride Phosphor Sorption biological chemical analysis chromatography contaminants environment metals pharmaceutical water

Editors and affiliations

  • Sut Ahuja
    • 1
  • Edward M. Cohen
    • 2
  • Theo. J. Kneip
    • 3
  • Jack L. Lambert
    • 4
  • Gunter Zweig
    • 5
  1. 1.CIBA-Geigy CorporationSummitUSA
  2. 2.Merck, Sharp and Dohme Research LaboratoriesWest PointUSA
  3. 3.Laboratory for Environmental StudiesNew York University Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Department of ChemistryKansas State UniversityManhattanUSA
  5. 5.Syracuse University Research CorporationUniversity HeightsSyracuseUSA

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