Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Chemical Pollutants, A Complete Guide, Second Edition promotes the knowledge of data collection fundamentals and offers technically solid procedures and basic techniques that can be applied to daily workflow solutions. The book's organization emphasizes the practical issues facing the project scientist. In focusing the book on data collection techniques that are oriented toward the project objectives, the author clearly distinguishes the important issues from the less relevant ones. Stripping away the layers of inapplicable or irrelevant recommendations, the book centers on the underlying principles of environmental sampling and analytical chemistry and summarizes the universally accepted industry practices and standards.
This Guide is a resource that will help students and practicing professionals alike better understand the issues of environmental data collection, capitalize on years of existing sampling and analysis practices, and become more knowledgeable and efficient in the task at hand.
Emma P. Popek, PhD, is a research scientist at Weston Solutions, Inc., where she focuses on data collection and interpretation in analytical chemistry and environmental services. Her career spans 27 years and has included appointments such as bench analyst in environmental laboratories, stationary and mobile laboratory director, quality assurance manager, and manager of field analytical services for major remediation companies. Dr. Popek has been an invited speaker at EPA conferences and has published technical papers on the subject of data quality. She also teaches seminars to clients and colleagues on the latest developments in sampling techniques and the data collection process.
1. The Sample and the Error 2. Environmental Chemical Pollutants 3. Bird's Eye View of Project Planning 4. Practical Approach to Sampling 5. Understanding the Analytical Laboratory 6. Data Quality Assessment