This book is a revised edition of the Manual of basic techniques for a health laboratory
(WHO, 1980), major revisions having been carried out by Dr K. Engbaek, Dr C.C.
Heuck and Mr A.H. Moody. The revision was necessary because of new procedures
and technology that have been developed since the previous edition and that
have proved to be useful to small laboratories in developing countries. The procedures
have been included in the relevant sections of the manual, and some obsolete
procedures have been replaced by more up-to-date techniques....
The Analytical Instrumentation Handbook serves as a guide for workers in analytical chemistry, who need a starting place
for information about a specific instrumental technique, either as a basic introduction to it or as a means of finding leading
references dealing with theory and methodology for an instrumental technique.
The chapters which appeared in the second edition have been thoroughly expanded and updated, with concepts, applications,
and key references to the recent literature.
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