Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants represents the state-of-the-art in environmental forensics in relation to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The book is a complete reference for practitioners and students, covering a range of topics, ranging from new analytical techniques, to regulatory and legal status in the global community. Through case studies from leading international experts and real-world issues, including the allocation of responsibility for release into the environment, the book introduces and assesses the development of new techniques and technologies. Newly emerging and classic POPs in environmental media are covered, including atmospheric, marine, freshwater, and urban environments.
Specific sections cover perfluoroalkyl substances, brominated flame retardants, organochlorine pesticides, perfluorinated chemicals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and polychlorinated biphenyls. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in the field and advances in the literature, and new chapters have expanded the scope of the book to include statistical analysis and future perspectives.
- Includes real-world case studies that demonstrate the application of advanced analytical and scientific techniques
- Discusses GC*GC, 2-D GC*HC, and LC*LC, providing introductions and assessments of the latest techniques
- Outlines the development of international measures to control POPs so that chemists can understand the legal issues
- Includes separate chapters on Advanced Statistical Analysis and Future Perspectives and Challenges