Publisher description for Environmental analytical chemistry of PCBs / edited by J. Albaiges.

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This book contains twenty-four contributions from specialists in the field that cover all modern aspects of the analytical chemistry of PCBs. A comprehensive description of different methodologies is followed by a detailed account of the analysis of PCBs in different environmental matrices, such as water, sediment and biota, with particular emphasis on the highly toxic coplanar components. Specific recommendations are also made for improving calibration and intercomparison of the results of large data sets.
PCBs are measured in most environmental analytical laboratories in a variety of matrices and, at present are probably the most studied group of organic contaminants. However, understanding the composition of commercial PCB mixture has been challenging analytical and environmental chemists for more than twenty-five years. This book covers all modern aspects of the analytical chemistry of PCBs and represents the state of the art in the field.
J. Albaige;s is Research Professor, Spanish

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Polychlorinated biphenyls -- Environmental aspects -- Measurement.