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Modern Instrumental Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444522597, 9780080467221

Modern Instrumental Analysis, Volume 47

1st Edition

Editors: Satinder Ahuja Neil Jespersen
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444522597
eBook ISBN: 9780080467221
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 17th October 2006
Page Count: 896
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Overview (S. Ahuja).

Chapter 2. Sampling and sample preparation (S. Ahuja, D. Diehl).

Chapter 3. Evaluation of basic physical properties
(N. Jespersen).

Chapter 4. Thermal analysis (H.G. Brittain, R.D. Bruce).

Chapter 5. General principles of spectroscopy and spectroscopic analysis (N. Jespersen).

Chapter 6. Near-infrared spectroscopy (E.W. Ciurczak).

Chapter 7. X-ray diffraction and x-ray fluorescence
(H.G. Brittain).

Chapter 8. Atomic spectroscopy (T.H. Risby).

Chapter 9. Emission methods (C.H. Lochmüller).

Chapter 10. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy(L. Lohr et al.).

Chapter 11. Mass spectrometry (D.J. Burinsky).

Chapter 12. Theory of separation methods (C.H. Lochmüller).

Chapter 13. Thin-layer chromatography (P.M. Grillini).

Chapter 14. Gas chromatography (N.H. Snow).

Chapter 15. High-pressure liquid chromatography
(S. Ahuja).

Chapter 16. Supercritical fluid chromatography (M.E.P. McNally).

Chapter 17. Electromigration methods: origins, principles, and applications (M. Jimidar).

Chapter 18a. Potentiometry (M. Telting-Diaz, Yu Qin).

Chapter 18b.Voltammetry: Dynamic electrochemical techniques (A. Hussam).

Chapter 19. Hyphenated methods (T.R. Sharp, B.L. Marquez).

Chapter 20a. Optical sensors (E. Wang).

Chapter 20b. Bioactivity detectors (S.M. Ford).

Chapter 20c. Drug detectors (S.M. Ford).

Chapter 21. Problem solving and guidelines for method selection (A.H. Ullman, D.E. Raynie).


Modern Instrumental Analysis covers the fundamentals of instrumentation and provides a thorough review of the applications of this technique in the laboratory. It will serve as an educational tool as well as a first reference book for the practicing instrumental analyst. The text covers five major sections:
1. Overview, Sampling, Evaluation of Physical Properties, and Thermal Analysis
2. Spectroscopic Methods
3. Chromatographic Methods
4. Electrophoretic and Electrochemical Methods
5. Combination Methods, Unique Detectors, and Problem Solving

Each section has a group of chapters covering important aspects of the titled subject, and each chapter includes applications that illustrate the use of the methods. The chapters also include an appropriate set of review questions.

Key Features

  • Covers the fundamentals of instrumentation as well as key applications
    * Each chapter includes review questions that reinforce concepts
    * Serves as a quick reference and comprehensive guidebook for practitioners and students alike


For graduate students, laboratory personnel and managers in academia, industrial, and government laboratories


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About the Editors

Satinder Ahuja

Satinder Ahuja

Satinder Ahuja is a leading expert on water quality improvement. He earned his PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He worked for Novartis Corp. in various leadership positions for over 25 years and taught as an adjunct professor at Pace University for over 10 years. As president of Ahuja Consulting, he advises on water quality issues relating to chemicals and pharmaceuticals. A member of the executive committee of the Rivers of the World Foundation (ROW), Dr. Ahuja has organized numerous global symposia on improving water quality, including presentations for the American Chemical Society and UNESCO. Dr. Ahuja has published numerous papers and more than 25 books. His latest books are Contaminants in Our Water (ACS, 2020); Evaluating Water Quality to Prevent Future Disasters (Elsevier, 2019); Advances in Water Purification Techniques (Elsevier, 2019); and Chemistry and Water (Elsevier, 2017).

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Ahuja Consulting for Water Quality, Calabash, NC, USA

Neil Jespersen

Affiliations and Expertise

Chemistry Department, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, USA