Monitoring the environment for metals has become a topic of considerable importance, not only to
those industries emitting heavy metals but also to surveillance agencies and other organizations assessing
the impact of metals on the environment. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive and easyto-
read text for anyone working in the environmental analytical chemistry arena and to provide
essential information to consultants and regulators about analytical and quality control procedures
helpful in their evaluation and decision-making procedures.
The generation of wastes as a result of human activities has been continuously speeding up since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Hence, both optimized waste water treatment technologies and modern tools to assess the effects of pollution sources are necessary to prevent the contamination of aquatic ecosystems The book offers an interdisciplinary collection of topics concerning waste water treatment technologies, water quality monitoring and evaluation of waste water impact on natural environments.