Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Chemical Pollutants: A Complete Guide (2nd edition)

Sampling and Analysis of Environmental Chemical Pollutants: A Complete Guide (2nd edition)

By: E. P. Popek (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

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 1.1. The Concept of Relevant and Valid Data 1.2. Importance of a Stepwise Approach 1.3. Seven Steps of the Sample's Life 1.4. Total Error and Its Sources 1.5. Total Error and Data Usability 2. Environmental Chemical Pollutants 2.1. Pollutant Classification 2.2. Physical and Chemical Properties and Fate and Transport Indicators 2.3. Volatile Organic Compounds 2.4. Persistent Organic Pollutants 2.5. Toxic Metals 2.6. Regulatory Overview and Action Levels 3. Bird's Eye View of Project Planning 3.1. What are Data Quality Objectives? 3.2. Definitive, Screening, and Effective Data 3.3. How to Navigate the Analytical Method Maze 3.4. Sampling Strategies 3.5. Field Quality Control and Quality Assurance Samples 3.6. Cost Estimate 3.7. Planning Documents 3.8. Analytical Method and Laboratory Selection 3.9. Preparedness and Coordination 4. Practical Approach to Sampling 4.1. Seven Steps of the Sampling Process 4.2. Sample Custody and Tracking 4.3. Sample Preservation Techniques 4.4. Sample Packaging and Shipment 4.5. Soil Sampling Designs and Methods 4.6. Water Sampling 4.7. Surface Sampling with Wipes 4.8. Equipment Decontamination 4.9. Field Measurements 4.10. Field Records 5. Understanding the Analytical Laboratory 5.1. Requirements for Laboratory Operation 5.2. Laboratory Organization 5.3. The Seven Steps of Laboratory Process 5.4. Analytical Techniques and Their Applications 5.5. Compound Quantitation 5.6. Laboratory Quality Assurance 6. Data Quality Assessment 6.1. Data Evaluation 6.2. The Seven Steps of Data Evaluation 6.3. The Seven Steps of the Data Quality Assessment

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  • ISBN13: 9780128032022
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 436
  • ID: 9780128032022
  • weight: 1180
  • ISBN10: 0128032022
  • edition: 2nd edition

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