Introduction To Environmental Forensics

Hardcover | October 27, 2014

byBrian L. MurphyEditorRobert D. Morrison

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The third edition of Introduction to Environmental Forensics is a state-of-the-art reference for the practicing environmental forensics consultant, regulator, student, academic, and scientist, with topics including compound-specific isotope analysis CSIA , advanced multivariate statistical techniques, surrogate approaches for contaminant source identification and age dating, dendroecology, hydrofracking, releases from underground storage tanks and piping, and contaminant-transport modeling for forensic applications. Recognized international forensic scientists were selected to author chapters in their specific areas of expertise and case studies are included to illustrate the application of these methods in actual environmental forensic investigations. This edition provides updates on advances in various techniques and introduces several new topics. Provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of environmental forensics Coverage ranges from emerging statistical methods to state-of-the-art analytical techniques, such as gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry and polytopic vector analysis Numerous examples and case studies are provided to illustrate the application of these forensic techniques in environmental investigations

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The third edition of Introduction to Environmental Forensics is a state-of-the-art reference for the practicing environmental forensics consultant, regulator, student, academic, and scientist, with topics including compound-specific isotope analysis CSIA , advanced multivariate statistical techniques, surrogate approaches for contamina...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:704 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 27, 2014Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124046967

ISBN - 13:9780124046962

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Background Information Chapter 1: Applications of Environmental Forensics Chapter 2: Documentary Resources Chapter 3: Remote Sensing Chapter 4: The Measurement Process Chapter 5: Statistical Methods Chapter 6: Collection of Forensic Information in a Site Investigation Chapter 7: Chemical Partitioning and Transport in the Environment

Section 2: Chemical, Biological and Isotopic Pattern Recognition Methods Chapter 8: Petroleum Chapter 9: Chlorinated Solvents Chapter 10: Congener analysis Chapter 11: Application of Stable Isotopes and Radioisotopes in Environmental Forensics Chapter 12: Soil Forensics Chapter 13: Forensic Microscopy Chapter 14: Fracking Chapter 15: Dendroecology

Section 3: Forensic Modeling Chapter 16: Forensic Applications of Contaminant Transport Models in the Subsurface Chapter 17: Underground Storage Tanks And Piping Chapter 18: Advanced Multi-Component Analysis Chapter 19: Source Apportionment Methods Chapter 20: Receptor Modeling

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"...an effective and dependable reference guide to many who research or practice in this area. It is highly recommended and would be appropriate as a professional publication for forensic scientists of all levels during their career."--Interfaces, Introduction to Environmental Forensics, Third Edition