Description

Gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS) has been the technique of choice of analytical scientists for many years. The latest developments in instrumentation, including tandem mass spectrometry (MS-MS) and time-of-flight (TOF) detectors, have opened up and broadened the scope of environmental analytical chemistry.

This book summarizes the major advances and relevant applications of GC-MS techniques over the last 10 years, with chapters by leading authors in the field of environmental chemistry. The authors are drawn from academia, industry and government.

The book is organized in three main parts. Part I covers applications of basic GC-MS to solve environmental-related problems. Part II focuses on GC-MS-MS instrumentation for the analyses of a broad range of analysis in environmental samples (pesticides, persistent organic pollutants, endocrine disruptors, etc.). Part III covers the use of more advanced GC-MS techniques using low- and high-resolution mass spectrometry for many applications related to the environment, food and industry.

Key Features

  • Summarizes the major advances of GC-MS techniques in the last decade
  • Presents relevant applications of GC-MS techniques
  • Covers academic, industrial and governmental sectors

Readership

All scientists involved in the analysis of food, environmental, and industrial samples

Table of Contents

Series Page

Contributors to Volume 61

Series Editor's Preface

Preface

Part I: Advances in GC–MS and GC–MS–MS. Environmental Applications

Chapter 1. Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry Techniques for Multiresidue Pesticide Analysis in Agricultural Commodities

Abstract

1 Gas Chromatography

2 Gas Chromatography with Element Selective Detection for Multiresidue Pesticide Analysis

3 Capillary GC–MS

4 Gas Chromatography–Ion Trap-Mass Spectrometry

5 Gas Chromatography–Single Quadrupole-Mass Spectrometry

6 GC–QQQ-MS/MS

7 Capillary GC–TOF-MS

8 Limitations and Future Outlook of GC–MS

9 Conclusions

References

Chapter 2. Microextraction Techniques Coupled to Advanced GC–MS Techniques for Analysis of Environmental Samples

Abstract

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Microextraction Techniques

3 Concluding Remarks, Trends, and Perspectives in Microextraction

References

Chapter 3. Determination of Pesticide Residues in Environmental and Food Samples Using Gas Chromatography–Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry

Abstract

Abbreviations

1 Introduction

2 Method Development

3 Applications of GC–QqQ-MS

4 Challenging Issues of GC–QqQ-MS

5 Future of GC–QqQ-MS

References

Chapter 4. Environmental Odor Pollution: A Complex GC–MS, Olfactometry and Diffusion Modeling Approach to Define Air Quality

Abstract

1 Environmental Odor Pollution

2 Analytical Methods

3 Results for VOCs

4 Case Studies: Landfills and Composting Plants

5 Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Injection Port Derivatization for GC/MS–MS: Analysis of Hormones in Water

Abstract

1 Introduction

Details

No. of pages:
526
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444626240
Print ISBN:
9780444626233

About the series-volume-editors

Imma Ferrer

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA

E. Thurman

Affiliations and Expertise

Center for Environmental Mass Spectrometry, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado, USA