This book provides the basic knowledge in sample collection, field and laboratory quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC), sample custody, regulations and standards of environmental pollutants. The text covers sample collection, preservation, handling, detailed field activities, and sample custody.
It provides an overview of the occurrence, source, and fate of toxic pollutants, as well as their control by regulations and standards. Environmental Sampling and Analysis for Technicians is an excellent introductory text for laboratory training classes, namely those teaching inorganic nonmetals, metals, and trace organic pollutants and their detection in environmental samples.

part 1|75 pages

Collecting, Preserving, and Handling Environmental Samples

chapter 1|27 pages

General Considerations in Sampling

chapter 2|14 pages

Field Tests

chapter 3|33 pages

Sample Collection from Different Matrices

part 2|86 pages

Quahty Assurance and Quality Control

part 3|36 pages

Data Quality and Reporting

chapter 10|18 pages

Raw Data Conversion Into Reportable Results

chapter 11|10 pages

Evaluation and Approval of Analytical Data

chapter 12|6 pages

Reporting Analytical Data

part 4|64 pages

Discussion of the Analyzed Parameters

chapter 13|5 pages

Introduction to Physical Properties

chapter 14|11 pages

Introduction to Metals

chapter 15|16 pages

Inorganic Nonmetallic Constituents

chapter 16|16 pages

Organic Pollutants

chapter 17|12 pages

Microbiological Parameters and Radioactivity

part 5|40 pages

Environmental Regulations

chapter 18|39 pages

Regulations and Standards