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Marine Analytical Chemistry

  • Introduces analytical chemistry in the marine environment

  • Offers real life examples that validate analytical methods and techniques

  • Delivers a handy tool for students and professionals

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Carbonate System Species and pH

    • M. Fontela, A. Velo, P. J. Brown, F. F. Pérez
    Pages 1-37
  3. Dissolved Organic Matter

    • Xosé Antón Álvarez-Salgado, Mar Nieto-Cid, Pamela E. Rossel
    Pages 39-102
  4. Trace Metals

    • Rob Middag, Rebecca Zitoun, Tim Conway
    Pages 103-198
  5. Radionuclides as Ocean Tracers

    • Valentí Rodellas, Montserrat Roca-Martí, Viena Puigcorbé, Maxi Castrillejo, Núria Casacuberta
    Pages 199-273
  6. Persistent Organic Contaminants

    • Karina S. B. Miglioranza, Paola M. Ondarza, Sebastián I. Grondona, Lorena B. Scenna
    Pages 275-306
  7. Emergent Organic Contaminants

    • Jesús Alfredo Rodríguez-Hernández, Saúl Antonio Hernández-Martínez, Rafael G. Araújo, Damià Barceló, Hafiz M. N. Iqbal, Roberto Parra-Saldívar
    Pages 307-322
  8. Nanoparticles in the Marine Environment

    • Andreas Gondikas, Julian Alberto Gallego-Urrea, Karin Mattsson
    Pages 323-348
  9. Microplastics and Nanoplastics

    • Lucia Pittura, Stefania Gorbi, Carola Mazzoli, Alessandro Nardi, Maura Benedetti, Francesco Regoli
    Pages 349-388
  10. Remote Sensing: Satellite and RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System)

    • Martha Bonnet Dunbar, Isabel Caballero, Alejandro Román, Gabriel Navarro
    Pages 389-417
  11. In Situ Sensing: Ocean Gliders

    • Nikolaos D. Zarokanellos, Miguel Charcos, Albert Miralles, Matteo Marasco, Mélanie Juza, Benjamin Casas et al.
    Pages 419-443
  12. Marine Chemical Metadata and Data Management

    • Mohamed Adjou, Gwenaëlle Moncoiffé
    Pages 445-455

About this book

This textbook offers a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the latest analytical methods, tools and techniques used in the marine environment, bringing together the two fields of chemical oceanography and analytical chemistry.

Divided into 11 chapters, the book starts with an overview of the main parameters of the marine carbon system, and it covers different sampling strategies used by the marine scientific community, and the different chemical analyses to measure trace metals, radionuclides and organic matter in the marine environment. Particular attention is given to the identification and quantification of marine persistent organic pollutants, emerging organic contaminants and microplastics. Readers will also find accessible explanations and real life examples of the application of remote sensing and in-situ sensing technologies to monitor the marine environment. The textbook finishes with a chapter on data treatment that outlines the relevant statistical approaches, uncertainty estimation and quality assurance of marine chemical measurements.

This textbook provides both students and professionals alike with a transdisciplinary and comprehensive foundation for the chemical analysis of our oceans and seas.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Ecology and Coastal Management, Instituto de Ciencias Marinas de Andalucía (CSIC), Puerto Real, Spain

    Julián Blasco, Antonio Tovar-Sánchez

About the editors

Julián Blasco is a Research Professor and the Director of the Institute for Marine Sciences of Andalusia from the Spanish Research Council (ICMAN-CSIC), and leader of the research group “Ecotoxicology, Ecophysiology and Biodiversity of Aquatic Systems”. He was President of the Iberoamerican Society of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, and a member of the SETAC Europe Council. Dr. Blasco has been involved in 60+ research projects and 22 research contracts at national and international levels, and has published 200+ scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is associate editor of several journals (e.g. Science of the Total Environment and Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, among others).  He has also contributed to several book chapters, and co-edited the book Sunscreens in Coastal Ecosystems: Occurrence, Behavior, Effect and Risk, published by Springer in 2020.

Antonio Tovar-Sánchez is a Senior Scientist leading the Marine Chemistry lab at the Institute for Marine Sciences of Andalusia from the Spanish Research Council (ICMAN-CSIC). In the past 20 years, his main research focused on the role of trace elements in the sea, mainly metals and inorganic nutrients, attending their sources, fluxes, distribution and biological impact, and their sensitivity to changing environmental conditions. His recent scientific efforts have focused on the impact of anthropogenic activities on the coastal ecosystem, as is the case of tourism, mainly in the effect of emerging pollutants. He is member of the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) in the area of marine science (since 2018 to date) and he represents Spain in the international programme GEOTRACES as part of the scientific steering committee and in the marine working group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). He has published 100+ peer-reviewed article, and co-edited the book Sunscreens in Coastal Ecosystems: Occurrence, Behavior, Effect and Risk, published by Springer in 2020.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Marine Analytical Chemistry

  • Editors: Julián Blasco, Antonio Tovar-Sánchez

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-14486-8

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Chemistry and Materials Science, Chemistry and Material Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14485-1Published: 03 November 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-14488-2Published: 04 November 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-14486-8Published: 03 November 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 455

  • Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations, 147 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Water, general, Oceanography, Ecology

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Softcover Book USD 69.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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