Instrumental Methods in Food Analysis, Volume 18

1st Edition

Editors: J.R.J. Paré J.M.R. Bélanger
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444818683
eBook ISBN: 9780080534770
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 14th March 1997
Page Count: 486
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Table of Contents

1. Chromatography: Principles and applications (J.M.R. Bélanger et al.). Introduction - historical background. Chromatography: A separation technique. Theory. Physical forces and interactions. Modes of separation. Stationary phases versus mobile phases. Planar chromatography. Column chromatography. Detectors. Preparative liquid chromatography (Prep LC). Special topics. Future trends. Summary. Applications to food analysis. General bibliography. References cited. 2. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC): Principles and applications (J.M.R. Bélanger et al.). Introduction. Range of applications. Theory of liquid chromatography. The mobile phase - The solvent. Instrumentation. Some advantages of HPLC over other techniques. Applications of HPLC to food analysis. Future trends. References. 3. Gas chromatography (GC): Principles and applications (Z. Wang, J.R.J. Paré). Introduction. Principles. Definitions. Theory of gas chromatography. The application of the rate theory. Instrumentation. Instrumentation summary. Applications of GC to food analysis. References. 4. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy: Principles and applications (A.A. Ismail et al.). Introduction. Principles of infrared spectroscopy. Instrumentation. Data handling techniques. Quantitative analysis. Sampling methods. Applications. Conclusions. References. 5. Atomic absorption, emission and fluorescence spectrometry: principles and applications (W.D. Marshall). A brief historical perspective of atomic spectroscopy. Introduction to atomic absorption spectroscopy (AAS). How are atomic absorbances measured? Components of an AA spectrometer. AAS, a relative technique. Interferences. Calibration techniques. Minimising uncertainties. Non-flame atomisation techniques. Atomic emission spectrometry (AES). Flame, furnace or plasma - which to choose? Atomic fluorescence spectro


Instrumental Methods in Food Analysis is aimed at graduate students in the science, technology and engineering of food and nutrition who have completed an advanced course in food analysis. The book is designed to fit in with one or more such courses, as it covers the whole range of methods applied to food analysis, including chromatographic techniques (HPLC and GC), spectroscopic techniques (AA and ICP), electroanalytical and electrophoresis techniques.

No analysis can be made without appropriate sample preparation and in view of the present economic climate, the search for new ways to prepare samples is becoming increasingly important. Guided by the need for environmentally-friendly technologies, the editors chose two, relatively new techniques, the microwave-assisted processes (MAPTM (Chapter 10) and supercritical fluid extraction (Chapter 11).

Features of this book:

- is one the few academic books on food analysis specifically designed for a one semester or one year course

-it contains updated information

- the coverage gives a good balance between theory, and applications of techniques to various food commodities.

The chapters are divided into two distinct sections: the first is a description of the basic theory regarding the technique and the second is dedicated to a description of examples to which the reader can relate in his/her daily work.


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About the Editors

J.R.J. Paré Editor

J.M.R. Bélanger Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ont., Canada