Environmental Analysis and Monitoring.
Royal Society of Chemistry
1. Dezember 2009 - gebunden - 214 Seiten
This comprehensive book describes all aspects of the current sampling and analysis techniques for trace-level beryllium in the workplace.
Chapter 1: Overview of Beryllium Sampling and Analysis: Occupational Hygiene and Environmental Applications; Chapter 2: Air Sampling; Chapter 3: Surface Sampling: Successful Surface Sampling for Beryllium; Chapter 4: Sample Dissolution Reagents for Beryllium: Applications in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; Chapter 5: Heating Sources for Beryllium Sample Preparation: Applications in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene; Chapter 6: Beryllium Analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry; Chapter 7: Beryllium Analysis by Non-Plasma Based Methods; Chapter 8: Data Use, Quality, Reporting, and Communication; Chapter 9: Applications, Future Trends, and Opportunities; Subject Index
Michael J. Brisson has over 30 years experience in analytical chemistry specializing in spectroscopy. His current work includes advisory support for industrial hygiene laboratories handling radioactive samples, and for the design of new nuclear laboratories. He is currently Chair of the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (U.S. Departments of Energy and Defence) and Secretary of the ASTM International Committee on Air Quality. He is also the technical lead for three ASTM International Standards. He has organized numerous beryllium-related technical sessions at the American Chemical Society and the American Industrial Hygiene Association national meetings and was lead organizer of the Second Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection in Salt Lake City, November 2005. He is author or co-author of eight peer-reviewed journal articles and guest edited a special issue of the Journal of Environmental Monitoring on beryllium sampling and analysis. Amy A. Ekechukwu is a senior Fellow Scientist with over 26 years experience in spectrophotometry, chromatography, electrochemical analysis and synthesis, liquid scintillation counting, gamma spectrophotometry, handling of radioactive material, and a variety of wet chemistry methods. She was profiled as International Woman of the Month for Women in Technology International, June 2000 and is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee (U.S. Departments of Energy and Defence). She has chaired prominent sessions at four International Ion Chromatography Forums, organized numerous sessions at the American Chemical Society and the American Industrial Hygiene Association national meetings. She was lead organizer for the Third International Symposium on Beryllium Particulates and Their Detection in November 2008 in Albuquerque and has had eleven patents granted.
Monitoring a less known element Beryllium: environmental analysis and monitoring Michael Brisson and Amy Ekechukwu (Eds.) RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2009, 200 pp. (HB) ISBN 9781847559036 Reviewed by Andrew Hursthouse Beryllium does not often feature highly in environmental monitoring and assessment. Its presence in the Earth's crust at a few parts per million places it low down the abundance ranking. With restricted occurrence in mineable deposits, beryllium and its compounds only find application in specialist technology applications and as trace components in alloys. So wide dispersal in the environment is not a particularly significant hazard compared to other substances. The question is why publish this book? We are presented with compelling rationale in the serious questions surrounding the carcinogenicity of the element and its compounds and health risks in occupationally exposed workers. The response from the editors and authors of the nine chapters is to carefully catalogue and review the exposure under occupational conditions and extend it to consider, although not detail, wider environmental problems. The material covered includes careful and detailed description of sampling for primarily occupational monitoring purposes - personal air samplers, surface contamination wipes and bulk samples. The sample preparation and analysis description considers routine techniques as well as more specialist methods and the volume concludes with a thorough review of data quality reporting and future developments. The volume is well written by practitioners in the field of occupational safety and health. Its detail, whilst focused on beryllium, would provide guidance on monitoring many other substances. It should be relevant to those involved in the field as well as environmental and occupational health researchers, and serve as an excellent case study in advanced undergraduate programmes. Chemistry World, 2009, 6(11), p. 65