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Chapter 9

Green Analytical Chemistry in the Determination of Organic Pollutants in the Environment

This chapter gives an overview of different strategies used in green analytical chemistry for analysing organic pollutants in the environment. Although green analytical chemistry is not a new approach for environmental analysis, the present chapter presents innovations that have been achieved recently. The chapter also discusses analytical techniques that have not been covered in previous publications; these include the use of green solvents for sample preparation, recent developments for chromatographic separations, improvements in greening the interfaces for mass spectrometric analysis and biological techniques for sample preparation and detection. Some examples using green analytical techniques for the determination of organic pollutants in the environment are presented.

Print publication date: 07 Jul 2011
Copyright year: 2011
Print ISBN: 978-1-84973-132-4
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-296-3
From the book series:
Green Chemistry Series