Introduction to Environmental Forensics (2nd Ed.)

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Introduction to Environmental Forensics helps readers unravel the complexities of environmental pollution cases. It outlines techniques for identifying the source of a contaminant release, when the release occurred, and the extent of human exposure. Written by leading experts in environmental investigations, the text provides detailed information on chemical "fingerprinting" techniques applicable to ground water, soils, sediments, and air, plus an in-depth look at petroleum hydrocarbons.

It gives the environmental scientist, engineer, and legal specialist a complete toolbox for conducting forensic investigations. It demonstrates the range of scientific analyses that are available to answer questions of environmental liability and support a legal argument, and provides several examples and case studies to illustrate how these methods are applied.

This is a textbook that would prove useful to a range of disciplines, including environmental scientists involved in water and air pollution, contaminated land and geographical information systems; and archaeologists, hydrochemists and geochemists interested in dating sources of pollution.

* Co-edited by one of the experts from the Civil Action case in Woburn, MA
* Provides essential information about identifying environmental contaminants responsible for millions of deaths per year
* Contains the latest information and coverage of issues crucial to both forensics investigators and environmental scientists
Chapter 1
Applications of Environmental Forensics
Brian L. Murphy

Chapter 2
Site History: The First Tool of the Environmental Forensics Team
Shelley Bookspan, A.J. Gravel, and Julie Corley

Chapter 3
Photogrammetry, photointerpretation, and Digital Imaging and Mapping in Environmental Forensics
James I. Ebert

Chapter 4
The Measurement Process
Dallas Wait and Charles Ramsey

Chapter 5
Statistical Methods
Thomas D. Gauthier and Mark Hawley

Chapter 6
Statistical Tools for Ratio Data
Michael E. Ginevan

Chapter 7
Principal Components Analysis and Receptor Models in Environmental Forensics
Glenn W. Johnson, Robert Ehrlich, William Full and Scott Ramos

Chapter 8
Recepter Models for Source Apportionment of Suspended Particles
John G. Watson and Judith C. Chow

Chapter 9
Chemical Fingerprinting Methods
Gregory S. Douglas, Stephen D. Emsbo-Mattingly, Scott A. Stout, Allen D. Uhler, and Kevin J. McCarthy

Chapter 10
Application of Stable Isotopes and Radio Isotopes in Environmental Forensics
R. Paul Philp and Emilie Jardé

Chapter 11
Forensic Applications of Contaminant Transport Models in the Subsurface
Ashok Katyal and Robert D. Morrison

Chapter 12
Forensic Air Dispersion Modeling and Analysis
Bruce A. Egan and Brian L. Murphy

Chapter 13
Environmental Forensic Microscopy
James R. Millette and Richard S. Brown

Chapter 14
Applications of Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in Environmental Forensic Studies
A. Mohamad Ghazi, PhD


Chapter 15
Emerging Forensic Techniques
Jean-Christopher Balouet, Gil Oudijk, Ioana Petrisor, and Robert Morrison