Publisher description for Analytical mass spectrometry : strategies for environmental and related applications / William L. Budde.
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This book describes the mass spectrometric and closely related analytical techniques that are more useful for the separation, identification, and measurement of organic and inorganic compounds and ions in environmental and related media. Environmental media are air, water, and earth; related media includes beverages, biological fluids, consumer products, foods, industrial materials, and tissue. No other book covers this range of topics for investigators in analytical chemistry, environmental science, and mass spectrometry.
Throughout, the emphasis is on strategic thinking and strategic approaches. Organized according to the analytical and mass spectrometric strategies used to solve problems and to several broad classes of substances that are central to many problems. Topics include: gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS), alternatives to mass spectrometry, data acquisition strategies, limitations of mass spectrometry, standardization of GC/MS, identification criteria, quantitative analysis, detection limits, method validation, and quality control.
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