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Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater
Call Number: QD142 .A5 2012 (Reserve Room)
Publication Date: 2012
Analysts, researchers, and regulators have relied on this peer-reviewed publication since 1905, and it remains a trusted source of accurate, proven methodology for analyzing natural waters, water supplies, and wastewaters. The book contains over 400 laboratory methods for the analysis of: Dissolved Solids, Metals, Free and Total Chlorine, Odor, Taste, and Flavor Profile Analysis, Disinfection By-products, Radionuclides, Total Organic Carbon and Total and Fecal Coliform.
What you have before you is a book intended to help you understand many of the concepts basic to the study of chemistry. This is not a chemistry textbook, and it takes an approach that differs from that of most of the books on chemistry you’ll find. For starters, this is a view of chemistry from someone (me) who has primarily a physics background.
There is a growing need for high-throughput separations in food and environmental research that are able to cope with the analysis of a large number of compounds in very complex matrices. Whereas the most common approach for solving many analytical problems has often been high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), the recent use of fast or ultra-fast chromatographic methods for environmental and food analysis has increased the overall sample throughput and laboratory efficiency without loss (and even with an improvement) in the resolution obtained by conventional HPLC systems.
By 1900, chemistry had come a long way from its origins in medieval times with the alchemists. The understanding of the elements and chemical reactions had become a distinct science separate from natural philosophy, or physics as it is now known. The existence of the atom was still in dispute, although most scientists accepted it as a useful concept. The first subatomic particle, the electron, had been discovered, but scientists did not fully understand what they had found.