||Manual of analytical quality control for pesticides and related compounds in human and environmental samples : a compendium of systematic procedures designed to assist in the prevention and control of analytical problems /
Sherma, Joseph. ;
||Health Effects Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.); Health Effects Research Laboratory (Research Triangle Park, N.C.). Environmental Toxicology Division.; Association of Official Analytical Chemists.
|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Health Effects Research Laboratory,
||EPA-600/1-79-008; 68-02-2474; PB-298711; EPA-68-02-2474
||PB 298 711
Chemical analysis ;
Quality control ;
Blood chemical analysis ;
Gas chromatography ;
Column packings ;
Food analysis ;
Water pollution ;
Air pollution ;
Gas analysis ;
Water analysis ;
Soil analysis ;
Mass spectroscopy ;
Standard reference materials ;
Thin layer chromatography ;
Carbamic acid/N-methyl ;
Polychlorinated biphenyls ;
Nuclear magnetic resonance ;
Quality assurance ;
Visible spectrum ;
||Env Science Center Library/Ft Meade,MD
||OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC
||Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA
||Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||xi, 402 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This manual provides the pesticide chemist with a systematic protocol for the quality control of analytical procedures and the problems that arise in the analysis of human or environmental media. It also serves as a guide to the latest and most reliable methodology available for the analysis of pesticide residues in these and other sample matrices. The sections dealing with inter- and intra-laboratory quality control, the evaluation and standardization of materials used, and the operation of the gas chromatograph are intended to highlight and provide advice in dealing with many problems which constantly plague the pesticide analytical chemist. Many aspects of the problem areas involved in extraction and isolation techniques for pesticides in various types of samples are discussed. Techniques for confirming the presence or absence of pesticides in sample materials are treated at some length. This highly important area provides validation of data obtained by the more routine analytical procedures. The gas chromatograph, being the principal instrument currently used in pesticide analysis, often requires simple servicing or troubleshooting. A section addressing some of these problems is included. Last, but by no means least in importance, is a short dissertation of the value and need for systematic training programs for pesticide chemists.
Cover title. "Environmental Toxicology Division, Health Effects Research Laboratory." "January 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "Contract no. 68-02-2474." "EPA-600/1-79-008."