Description

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the major aspects involved in elemental speciation. Sample preparation, separation techniques, instrumentation and quality assurance are all discussed. In addition, individual chapters are devoted to speciation of environmental samples and speciation of biological, clinical, and nutritional samples. Individual chapters are written by leaders in the field, and the book has been organized so that the reader may learn how to collect a sample and prepare it. Ways to separate and detect analytes of interest, and steps to take to ensure the validity of the measurements are also discussed. This book is unique in its comprehensive treatment of this subject.

Readership

For those who have never performed an elemental speciation analysis and for experienced analysts interested in new developments in this ever growing field.

Table of Contents

Introduction (J.A. Caruso, K.L. Ackley, K.L. Sutton). Sample preparation techniques for elemental speciation studies (J. Szpunar, R. Łobinski). Introduction. Sample collection, pretreatment and storage. Sample handling prior to GC chromatographic analysis. Handling of biomaterials prior to HPLC. Conclusions - trends and perspectives. References. The use of biological substrates for preconcentration and element speciation (Y. Madrid, C. Cámara). Introduction. Accumulation mechanisms. Experimental accumulation procedures. Main analytical application of biological substrates. References. Liquid chromatographic techniques for trace element speciation analysis (E Blanco Gonzáles, A. Sanz-Medel). Introduction. The tools of the trade. Liquid chromatography as the separation techniques in trace element speciation analysis. Interfacing liquid chromatography to atomic spectrometry. Applications to particular trace elements. References. Gas chromatographic and supercritical fluid chromatographic techniques for elemental speciation (P.C. Uden). Atomic plasma emission gas chromatographic detectors (AED). Plasma interfacing with Capillary GC. Analytical information and speciation by GC-AED. Plasma emission detectors for supercritical fluid chromatography. Atomic plasma mass spectral gas chromatographic detectors. The future of atomic emission chromatographic detection. References. Capillary electrophoresis for elemental speciation studies (J.W. Olesik). Introduction. Principles and instruments for elemental speciation using capillary electrophoresis. Detectors for elemental speciation by CE. Applications of capillary electrophoresis for elemental speciation. Conclusions: advantages and limitations of capillary electrophoresis for elemental speciation. References. Nebulizer sample introduction for HPLC IC

Details

No. of pages:
612
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
Print ISBN:
9780444500472
Electronic ISBN:
9780080953304