Title: Methodologies for Soil and Sediment Fractionation Studies 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> book / book chapter(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2002 
Author 1/Producer: Edited By P Quevauviller 
Author / Producer Type: Agency, regulator or other governmental or inter-governmental body 
Publisher: Royal Society for Chemistry 
Publisher City: Cambridge, UK. 
ISBN: 0 85404 453 1 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.rsc.org/Publishing/Books/0854044531.asp  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminants-->Contaminants overview
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Methods
Soil-->Soil quality
Short description: The analysis of soils and sediments for pollutants is increasingly required in today's industrial world. It is therefore important that extraction procedures used for environmental risk assessment studies, production of certified reference materials and applications of extraction schemes are standardised throughout the scientific community. This book deals specifically with operationally-defined extraction methods for the determination of 'fractions' of elements in soil and sediment matrices. Bringing together the work of a number of different international laboratories, the book describes single and sequential extraction procedures. It then goes on to present a summary of the latest research on extraction/leaching tests for the determination of trace organic compounds in wastes, followed by an outline of an international network which aims to standardise extraction and leaching methodologies for their applications to various environmental matrices. 
Link to Organisation(s): EC European Commission
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