Hazardous Metals in the Environment

Hazardous Metals in the Environment

1st Edition - April 13, 1992

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  • Editor: M. Stoeppler
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444890788
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080875606

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The execution of detailed studies on the fate and levels of hazardous elements in the environment, foodstuffs and in human beings has become a major task in environmental research and especially in analytical chemistry. This has led to a demand to develop new methodology and optimize that already in use. The book offers the reader a general introduction to the problem areas that are currently being tackled, followed by chapters on sampling and sample preservation, strategies and applications of the archiving of selected representative specimens for long-term storage in environmental specimen banks. This is supplemented by the example of wine as a preserved - frequently, already historical - specimen which clearly reflects technological changes over time. The following chapters review sample treatment, present an overview on the most frequently and successfully applied trace analytical methods for metals and metal compounds, and introduce the increasingly important methods for identifying and quantifying metal species in sediments and soils (speciation). The chapters in the second part of the book provide data on analytical methods for determining the levels of toxicologically, ecotoxicologically and ecologically important elements in environmental and biological materials, including information on the separation and quantification of chemical and organomatallic species. The elements treated are aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, cobalt, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium and thallium. The final chapter treats quality assurance and the importance of the continuous use of appropriate reference materials to avoid erroneous results.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction. 1. Metal Analysis - Problem Areas and Analytical Tasks (M. Stoeppler). Sampling and Sample Treatment. 2. Sampling and Sample Storage (M. Stoeppler). 3. Environmental Specimen Banking (R.A. Lewis, B. Klein, M. Paulus, C. Horras). 4. Wine - An Enological Specimen Bank (H.R. Eschnauer, M. Stoeppler). 5. Sample Treatment (P. Tschöpel). Elemental Analysis. 6. Analytical Methods and Instrumentation - A Summarizing Overview (M. Stoeppler). 7. Chemical Speciation and Environmental Mobility of Heavy Metals in Sediments and Soils (M. Sager). 8. Cadmium (M. Stoeppler). 9. Lead (S.J. Hill). 10. Mercury (I. Drabæk, Å. Iverfeldt). 11. Arsenic (K.J. Irgonic). 12. Thallium (M. Sager). 13. Chromium (N.J. Miller-Ihli). 14. Nickel and Cobalt (M. Stoeppler, P. Ostapczuk). 15. Aluminium (W. Frech, A. Cedergren). 16. Selenium (M. Ihnat). 17. Quality Assurance and Validation of Results (B. Griepink, M. Stoeppler). Subject Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 540
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier Science 1992
  • Published: April 13, 1992
  • Imprint: Elsevier Science
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444890788
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080875606

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M. Stoeppler

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Institute of Applied Physical Chemistry, Jülich, Germany

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