Field Sampling: Principles and Practices in Environmental Analysis

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CRC Press, May 21, 2004 - Science - 300 pages
Written by a renowned professional with more than 30 years of experience in environmental sampling and analysis, this reference describes in unparalleled detail all the essential elements for the development and execution of a successful sampling plan at both contaminated and uncontaminated sites. The book covers presampling planning and decision-making, specific sampling situations, and correct sample labeling, and presents the framework and background for the sampling of any contaminated site. Presenting a wide variety of models, quality control procedures, and valuable troubleshooting methods, Field Sampling contains an abundance of topics never before covered in any other source.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Field Sampling
1
2 Characteristics of the Environment
23
3 Presampling
51
4 Safety
82
5 Sampling
107
6 Statistics
143
7 Modeling
172
8 Sample Transport and Storage
200
9 What Is Present
219
10 An Overview of Basic Principles of Analytical Methods
246
11 Traps Mistakes and Errors
277
Appendix A
292
Appendix B
295
Index
297
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