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Methods and principles of analysis for trace organics in water


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Johnson, MG 1986 , 'Methods and principles of analysis for trace organics in water', Unspecified thesis, University of Tasmania.

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The development of methods of analysis for
trace organics in water was severely hampered until the
introduction, in 1950, by Braus, Middleton and Walton l
of 'a large scale sampling system which allowed
systematic separation and identification of organic
water pollutants. The sampling and concentration
techniques available prior to this development restricted
the analyst to the use of crude collective
parameters, such as biological oxygen demand and
total organic carbon or a few methods for specific
organic substances such as oil, grease, phenol and
furfural, for the measurement of organic water pollutants.The methods and instruments available for
organic analysis became useful in the analysis of
organic water pollutants with the introduction of this
method. The development in the methods of analysis for
trace organics since that time has been closely linked
to the development of improved concentration techniques
and the rapid development of gas chromatography as a
separation technique.
The rapid development in this area is shown by
the fact that prior to 1970 only about 100 different
organic compounds had been identified in water.
Today about 2000 organic compounds have been identified
in various waters.

Item Type: Thesis - Unspecified
Authors/Creators:Johnson, MG
Keywords: Trace elements in water, Organic compounds
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Thesis (M.Sc.)--University of Tasmania, 1986. Includes bibliographical references (p. 43-56)

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