The book comprises three parts. Part I discusses general aspects of successive steps of an analytical procedure from sampling and sample decomposition, through separation and preconcentration to spectrometric determination. Flow injection analysis, hyphenated techniques and speciation are included. Accuracy in trace analysis, sources of errors and the role of CRMs are also covered. Part II is devoted to practical aspects of sample handling and multielement trace analyses of environmental, geological, clinical, and industrial materials. Each chapter contains several tables summarizing procedures for multielement analysis of real samples and certified reference materials available for method validation. Part III contains 54 alphabetically arranged monographic reviews on spectrochemical trace analysis for individual elements. Each chapter gives basic information on analytico-chemical properties of the element which is followed by an overview of methods for its separation, preconcentration, and instrumental detection. Particular attention is given to practical issues, difficulties and quality assurance during the analysis of real samples. Each chapter contains tables summarizing the key steps of the procedures developed for the trace element determination and the detection characteristics reported.
PART I. General Sampling
Decomposition–dissolution techniques. Separation and preconcentration. Spectrometric determination techniques. Quantification techniques. Speciation analysis. Flow-injection analysis. Quality assurance in trace analysis
PART II. Multielement Trace Analysis of Real Samples. Biological and clinical materials. Inorganic industrial materials. Organic industrial materials
PART III. Determination of Individual Elements. Aluminium. Antimony. Arsenic. Barium. Beryllium. Bismuth. Boron. Cadmium. Caesium. Calcium and Magnesium. Chromium. Cobalt. Copper. Gallium. Germanium. Gold. Hafnium. Indium. Iron. Lead. Lithium. Manganese. Mercury. Molybdenum. Nickel. Niobium. Osmium. Palladium. Platinum. Rare earth elements. Rhenium. Rhodium. Rubidium. Ruthenium. Scandium. Selenium. Silicon. Silver. Sodium and potassium. Strontium. Tantalum. Technetium. Tellurium. Thallium. Thorium. Tin. Titanium. Transuranium elements. Tungsten. Uranium. Vanadium. Zinc. Zirconium. Index.
"Every analytical chemist who needs to know about the determination of metals and metalloids will welcome this new volume, and will want to have access to it." --ASLIB Book Guide
"The authors of this book attempted successfully to meet the needs of analytical chemists presenting an up-to-date state-of-art of problems in trace and ultratrace analysis of metals and metalloids... in my opinion this book is a very valuable position in analytical chemistry literature. I am convinced that it will be of great use to analytical chemists interested in inorganic trace analysis in industry, environmental studies, chemical analysis of special purpose materials." --Chemia Analityczna
"With an objective of this magnitude one obviously asks the question as to whether any of the topics can be covered in sufficient depth for the book to be of value. The answer is yes. Not only is the text very readable and informative with helpful detail neatly summarised in clear tables, but the majority of the many references are to recent primary literature indicating that the authors are well aware of current developments and are not just re-presenting detail from
other reviews....Apart from being an excellent resource for teaching, the book will be of real use to a scientist who is starting to become involved with a particular topic, be it a technique, an application area or the measurement of an analyte...Spectrochemical Trace Analysis for Metals and Metalloids is likely to become a major new reference book." --The Analyst
"The information in this volume on sample preparation and on selected metal determination is a boon to the industrial, government, or academic chemist with teaching or training responsibility." --IASI Polytechnic Magazine
"The volume is recommended as a substantial reference and handbook for all practical spectroanalytical chemists. It should be kept handy in most plasm