Publisher description for Principles of environmental sampling / Lawrence H. Keith, editor.


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Expanded second edition retains essential sampling theory and technology from the popular first edition, but adds 24 new chapters to cover the most recent sampling technology for all major environmental matrices: water, air, biota, solids, sludges, and liquid wastes. Focuses on the essentials of obtaining reliable samples, including calculating how many samples to collect for specific objectives and confidence levels. Presents typical problems and solutions, sampling equipment, preservation techniques, and special considerations for each matrix. This new edition is useful for both experts and novices who need to obtain reliable environmental samples.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Environmental sampling.