A Laboratory Manual for Environmental Chemistry, 1/e
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A Laboratory Manual for Environmental Chemistry, 1/e

Author : R. Gopalan , Amirtha Anand & R. Wilgred Sugumar
© Year : 2008
ISBN : 9788190746250
Pages : 204
Binding : Paperback
Weight : 0.25   kg
Price :   11.00

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  • About the Book
  • Salient Features
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Author

The present book is meant for the students who opt for a course in "Environmental Chemistry" with laboratory work as a component of the course. Spread in 72 experiments the analyses of soil, water and air have been described in a simple manner so that most of these experiments can be conducted even by the beginners in this subject. The principles involved, preparation of the reagents and the procedures are described for each experimental method. The authors hope that this manual would prove to be useful in laboratories where soil, water and air are routinely tested

Salient Features:

  • The introductory chapter contains the principles of spectrometric analysis, followed by 77 experiments.
  • The book is divided into 4 parts -- water analysis, soil analysis, air analysis, and miscellaneous experiments.
  • Every experiment is discussed in the following sequence: principle, reagents, procedure and calculation.
  • Includes appendices explaining different units, classifications, guidelines of Bureau of Indian Standards, values, formulae, etc.

  • PART I WATER ANALYSIS : Principles of Spectrometric Analysis
  • Sampling Techniques
  • Colour
  • Turbidity
  • Total Dissolved Solids
  • Conductance
  • pH Value
  • Acidity
  • Alkalinity
  • Dissolved Oxygen
  • Chemical Oxygen Demand
  • Biochemical Oxygen Demand
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon
  • Calcium Hardness of Water
  • Total Hardness of Water
  • Nitrate Nitrogen
  • Nitrate Nitrogen Brucine Method
  • Ammonia Nitrogen
  • Fluoride
  • Fluoride in Drinking Water (by Fluoride Electrode)
  • Chloride
  • Residual Chlorine
  • Sulphide
  • Sulphite
  • Sulphate
  • Phosphate
  • Iron
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Nickel
  • Cadmium
  • Mercury
  • Cyanides
  • Boron
  • Selenium
  • Arsenic
  • Suspended Solids
  • Determination of Chlorophyll-a
  • Determination of Productivity PART II SOIL ANALYSIS : Collection of Soil Samples
  • pH Value
  • Soluble Salts
  • Identification of Calcium Carbonate, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Gypsum Requirement
  • Lime Requirement
  • Alkalinity
  • Organic Carbon
  • Total Nitrogen
  • Available Nitrogen
  • Ammonium Nitrogen
  • Nitrate Nitrogen
  • Nitrite Nitrogen
  • Available Phosphorus
  • Available Sulphur
  • Silica
  • Available Potassium
  • Sodium
  • Calcium and Magnesium
  • Micronutrient Elements
  • Pesticide Residues
  • Separation and Identification of Pesticide Residues from the Soil PART III AIR ANALYSIS : Qualitative Analysis of CO, CO2, H2S, SO2, NO and NO2
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Hydrogen Sulphide
  • Sulphur Dioxide
  • Nitric Oxide and Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Particulates PART IV MISCELLANEOUS: Calcium in Egg Shells
  • Effect of pH on Germination of Seeds
  • Effect of Copper Salt on Germination of seeds
  • Phosphate in Detergents
  • Benzoic Acid and Sorbic Acid in Soft Drinks
  • Sulphur Dioxide in Soft Drinks
  • Identification of Food Adulterants
  • Appendices
  • References
  • Index

R. Gopalan :- R. Gopalan is a Ph.D. from the University of Madras. He taught at Madras Christian College for thirty-four years. He has authored fifty research articles and thirty books. He is currently a freelance writer and teacher.

Amirtha Anand :- Amirtha Anand is Associate Professor of Chemistry in Maitreyi College, University of Delhi. She completed her PhD, degree from the University of Madras. She has 34 years of experience in teaching undergraduate students of Honours and General courses. She has published three books and many papers in both national and international journals of high repute. She has been conferred with the Best Teacher Award by the Government of Delhi in 2012. Currently, she is associated with CIET, NCERT for developing the e-contents for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) in Chemistry.

R. Wilgred Sugumar :- R. Wilfred Sugumar obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Madras. He has carried out research in biodegradation of wastewater containing azo dyes. He is the Head of the Department of Chemistry in Madras Christian College.

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