Green Analytical Chemistry: Theory and Practice by Miguel De La GuardiaGreen Analytical Chemistry: Theory and Practice by Miguel De La Guardia

Green Analytical Chemistry: Theory and Practice

byMiguel De La Guardia, Sergio ArmentaEditorMiguel De La Guardia

Hardcover | December 8, 2010

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This book provides basic coverage of the fundamentals and principles of green chemistry as it applies to chemical analysis. The main goal ofGreen Analytical Chemistryis to avoid or reduce the undesirable environmental side effects of chemical analysis, while preserving the classic analytical parameters of accuracy, sensitivity, selectivity, and precision. The authors review the main strategies for greening analytical methods, concentrating on minimizing sample preparation and handling, reducing solvent and reagent consumption, reducing energy consumption, minimizing of waste, operator safety and the economic savings that this approach offers.

Suggestions are made to educators and editors to standardize terminology in order to facilitate the identification of analytical studies on green alternatives in the literature because there is not a wide and generalized use of a common term that can group efforts to prevent waste, avoid the use of potentially toxic reagents or solvents and those involving the decontamination of wastes.



  • provides environmentally-friendly alternatives to established analytical practice
  • focuses on the cost-saving opportunities offered
  • emphasis on laboratory personnel safety
Prof Dr.Miguel de la Guardia is Full Professor at Valencia University (Department of Analytical Chemistry) from 1991. He has published more than 550 papers in journals of the Science Citation Index with 8747 citations,5 Spanish patents, 3 books on Green Analytical Chemistry (Elsevier, RSC and Wiley) and and 2 books on Food analysis (El...
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Title:Green Analytical Chemistry: Theory and PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 8, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0444537090

ISBN - 13:9780444537096

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Table of Contents

1. Origins of Green Analytical Chemistry 2. The basis of a greener Analytical Chemistry 3. A green evaluation of existing analytical methods 4. Avoiding sample treatments 5. Greening sample treatments 6. Multianalyte determination versus one-at-a-time methodologies 7. Downsizing the methods 8. Moving from wastes to clean wastes 9. Ideas for a change of mentality and practices 10. Practical consequences of green analytical chemistry INDEX

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"Green Analytical Chemistry reviews the main strategies for making analytical methods greener through minimizing sample preparation and handling, reduction of solvent and reagent consumption, reduction of energy consumption and minimization of waste, all aimed at avoiding or reducing the undesirable environmental side effects of chemical analysis, while preserving the accuracy, sensitivity, selectivity and precision of the analytical determination. Throughout the book the authors highlight the economic aspects of green analytical chemistry that offer opportunities for saving reagents and reducing energy consumption and waste management costs."--Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry