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Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook
edited by Randy D. Down
and Jay H. Lehr

A fact-based, unbiased directory of tools and techniques for analyzing contamination in air, water, and soil!

Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook is the first book to comprehensively catalog the benefits and drawbacks of virtually every available tool and technique.

More than three dozen veteran environmental professionals describe the basic science that supports their field analyses, and then provide invaluable firsthand case studies and reports regarding:

  • Equipment and methodologies at use in the field
  • Applicability of a particular instrument in an analytical technique
  • What can go wrong and why—and how to avoid it

Environmental Instrumentation and Analysis Handbook combines all of the pertinent data into one innovative resource, providing new help for field professionals who need to understand which instruments and procedures have worked best under certain conditions, and how to successfully implement them.


  1. Instrumentation Methodologies
    1. Influence of Regulatory Requirements on Instrumentation Design
    2. In Situ Versus Extractive Measurement Techniques
    3. Validation of Continuous Emission Monitor (CEM) System Accuracy and Reliability
    4. Integration of CEM into Distributed Control Systems
    5. Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy
    6. Ultraviolet Analyzers
    7. Total Hydrocarbon Analysis Using Flame Ionization Detector
    8. Gas Chromatography in Environmental Analysis
    9. Online Analysis of Environmental Samples by Mass Spectrometry
    10. Photoionization
    11. Portable Versus Stationary Analytical Instruments
    12. Application of XRF to the Analysis of Environmental Samples
    13. Laboratory Analysis
    14. Solid-Phase Microextraction
    15. Continuous Particulate Monitoring
    16. Gas Survey Instruments
    17. Ion Chromatography for the Analysis of Inorganic Anions in Water
    18. Ultraviolet–Visible Analysis of Water and Wastewater

  2. Water Quality Parameters
    1. Thermal Conductivity Detectors
    2. Opacity Monitors
    3. Temperature Measurement
    4. pH Analyzers and Their Application
    5. Conductivity Analyzers and Their Application
    6. Turbidity Monitoring
    7. Watershed Scale, Water Quality Monitoring–Water Sample Collection

  3. Ground Water Monitoring
    1. Level Measurements in Groundwater Monitoring Wells
    2. Laboratory Analysis of Wastewater and Groundwater Samples
    3. Techniques for Groundwater Sampling
    4. Soil Permeability and Dispersion Analysis
    5. Passive Sampling
    6. Instrumentation in Groundwater Monitoring
    7. Microbiological Field Sampling and Instrumentation in Assessment of Soil and Groundwater Pollution

  4. Wastewater Monitoring
    1. Use of Instrumentation for pH Control
    2. Automatic Wastewater Sampling Systems
    3. Optimum Wastewater Sampling Locations
    4. Wastewater Level Measurement Techniques

  5. Air Monitoring
    1. Data Acquisition Systems for Ambient Air Monitoring
    2. Air Pollution Control Systems
    3. Measurement of Ambient Air Quality

  6. Flow Monitoring
    1. Air Flow Measurement
    2. Gas Flow Measurement
    3. Non-Open-Channel Flow Measurement
    4. Open-Channel Wastewater Flow Measurement Techniques
    5. Compliance Flow Monitoring in Large Stacks and Ducts


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Environmental Instrumentation
and Analysis Handbook

edited by Randy D. Down and Jay H. Lehr
2005 • 1,068 pages • $184.95 + shipping
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