||Philippe Quevauviller, Patrick Roose, Gert Verreet
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This title was released to present the results of combined professional efforts by a team of the world recognized experts in marine chemistry; it forms a part of the popular "Water Quality Measurements" series. The volume is aimed for the postgraduates as well as specialists and scientists, together with the researchers directly involved in various activities in the filed of analytical chemistry. This work will definitely be found beneficial for all persons with the interest in the development of various materials and established analytical methods relating to the regulations addressing the drinking water. The authors of this comprehensive text have arranged the main content in several sections, covering the monitoring of marine pollutants, international conventions plus associated European Union marine strategy, addressing the marine parameters to be monitored, different chemical species and trace elements, nutrients and organic micro pollutants, types of the monitoring, including methods of biological monitoring and classic chemical monitoring, quality assurance matters, including various certified reference materials to be used when performing the monitoring, important issues directly relating to the development and research activities, explanation of the role of the sediments in coastal monitoring, and also various technologies for the passive sampling. Recommended to all people interested in marine science.