Albert T. Lebedev

Comprehensive Environmental Mass Spectrometry

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Mass spectrometry is the most sensitive, rapid and informative analytical tool available. In full colour throughout, this book describes the power of this technique in resolving environmental issues, demonstrating how real-world complex problems can be solved in a simple and elegant way.

The book begins with the general principles of mass spectrometry, then proceeds to describe a range of techniques including imaging, ambient mass spectrometry, miniaturisation and isotope ratio mass spectrometry. A variety of applications are covered, including different types of environmental pollutants, such as emerging contaminants, pesticides, volatile organic pollutants, persistent halogenated compounds, drinking water disinfection by-products and atmospheric aerosols, as well as the new disciplines of petroleomics and huminomics.

Aimed at both novice and experienced mass spectrometrists, each chapter is in the form of an easy-to-read tutorial and contains case studies with examples of real environmental problems and solutions. Essential reading for environmental scientists, this book is also relevant to those in other disciplines such as biologists, geologists, forensic scientists and petrochemists.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 General Principles of Mass Spectrometry
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Chapter 2 Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry: A Workhorse of Modern Environmental Analysis
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Chapter 3 Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry: The Method of Choice for the Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Environmental Pollutants
Gérard Bondoux and Jean-Marc Joumier

Chapter 4 Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry Approaches for the Analysis of Environmental Pollutants
Don Betowski

Chapter 5 Informatics and Mass Spectral Databases in the Evaluation of Environmental Mass Spectral Data
O. David Sparkman

Chapter 6 Advanced Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry Methods
Konstantin A. Artemenko, Alexander B. Fialkov, Alexander Gordin, Aviv Amirav and Albert T. Lebedev

Chapter 7 Ambient Mass Spectrometry: Environmental Analysis Without Sample Preparation
Rosana M. Alberici, Rosineide C. Simas and Marcos N. Eberlin

Chapter 8 Desorption Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry
Zoltán Takáts

Chapter 9 Miniaturised Mass Spectrometers for Environmental Analysis
Gautam Sharma, Robert J. Noll, Zheng Ouyang and R. Graham Cooks

Chapter 10 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry in Environmental Analysis
Alexey Leykin and Simon Nelms

Chapter 11 Mass Spectrometry’s Role in Studies of Volatile Organic Pollutants
Simin D. Maleknia

Chapter 12 Mass Spectrometry Identification and Quantification of Toxicologically Important Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products
Susan D. Richardson

Chapter 13 Emerging Contaminants in the Environment
Tammy L. Jones-Lepp

Chapter 14 Pesticide Residue Analysis in Environmental Samples by Hyphenated Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
F. Hernández, M. Ibáñez and T. Portolés

Chapter 15 Analysis of Persistent Halogenated Compounds: Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins and Dibenzofurans
Ray Clement and Eric J. Reiner

Chapter 16 Mass Spectrometry of Atmospheric Aerosols
Klaus-Peter Hinz

Chapter 17 Mass Spectrometry in the Study of Interactions of Environmental Pollutants with DNA
Natalia Tretyakova and Melissa Goggin

Chapter 18 Petroleomics and the Analysis of Complex Organic Mixtures with Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance
Vladislav V. Lobodin, Ryan P. Rodgers and Alan G. Marshall

Chapter 19 Ultrahigh Resolution Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry for the Analysis of Natural Organic Matter from Various Environmental Systems
Ph. Schmitt-Kopplin, M. Harir, D. Tziotis, Z. Gabelica and N. Hertkorn

Chapter 20 Mass Spectrometry Imaging
Bernhard Spengler

Chapter 21 Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry
Anzhelika Talibova, Michael Tokarev and Andreas Hilkert

Author Biography

Albert T. Lebedev is a Professor in the Chemistry Department and Head of the Laboratory of Organic Analysis at the Moscow State M.V. Lomonosov University, Russia. He received his PhD in 1982 (DSc in 1992) in organic chemistry from the same university. With experience in directing undergraduate and graduate research, he has taught extensively in the field of organic chemistry and physicochemical methods in organic and environmental analysis. Professor Lebedev has written or co-written numerous original papers and reviews dealing with various aspects of organic mass spectrometry.

He is the author of Mass Spectrometry in Organic Chemistry (BKL Publishers (BINOM), 2003). He actively employs mass spectrometry in environmental applications, proteomics and gas-phase reactions in his research and teaching activities. He is the President of the Russian Society for Mass Spectrometry.


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