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Introduction to Environmental Forensics

Introduction to Environmental Forensics Book
Author : Brian L. Murphy,Robert D. Morrison
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2014-07-30
ISBN : 0124047076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The third edition of Introduction to Environmental Forensics is a state-of-the-art reference for the practicing environmental forensics consultant, regulator, student, academic, and scientist, with topics including compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA), advanced multivariate statistical techniques, surrogate approaches for contaminant source identification and age dating, dendroecology, hydrofracking, releases from underground storage tanks and piping, and contaminant-transport modeling for forensic applications. Recognized international forensic scientists were selected to author chapters in their specific areas of expertise and case studies are included to illustrate the application of these methods in actual environmental forensic investigations. This edition provides updates on advances in various techniques and introduces several new topics. Provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of environmental forensics Coverage ranges from emerging statistical methods to state-of-the-art analytical techniques, such as gas chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry and polytopic vector analysis Numerous examples and case studies are provided to illustrate the application of these forensic techniques in environmental investigations

Practical Environmental Forensics

Practical Environmental Forensics Book
Author : Patrick J. Sullivan,Franklin J. Agardy,Richard K. Traub
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2001-07-23
ISBN : 9780471437659
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive practical guide to environmental forensics With real-world examples and advice on both scientific and legal issues, Practical Environmental Forensics stands on the front line of this new interdisciplinary approach to the environmental litigation process. Compiled by experts with decades of combined experience in teaching, research, consulting, and litigation, it is the first book to offer a comprehensive presentation of environmental forensics.The first section provides an introduction to the forensic process, a historical perspective on pollution, and related laws and insurance issues. The book continues with a review of the most commonly used technical approaches and methods employed to support forensic litigation case issues. A third section introduces essential environmental forensic support functions, including admissibility of evidence, expert case management, and the use of mediation methods in settling cases. Finally, the book explores the environmental forensic process through an extensive body of real case studies in which the authors have participated. This comprehensive guidebook includes: * Guidance in the development and presentation of forensic opinions within the litigation process * Stand-alone applications of historical research, groundwater contaminant modeling, chemical fingerprinting, toxicology, and risk assessment to environmental litigation * Chemical and investigative forensic methods presented within the context of environmental forensic case histories * Illustrative problem-solving as an invaluable teaching and learning resource * Typical forensic cases grouped to illustrate the three main areas of environmental litigation: minimizing damages to clients, allocating damages between responsible parties, and resolution of insurance-related issues For engineers, scientists, attorneys, government regulators, financial and real estate professionals, and the broad spectrum of environmental consultants, this book is critical for all whose work involves environmental contamination.

Environmental Forensics

Environmental Forensics Book
Author : Robert D. Morrison,Brian Murphy
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2006
ISBN : 0125077513
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental forensics is the application of scientific techniques for the purpose of identifying the source and age of a contaminant. Over the past several years, this study has been expanding as a course of study in academia, government and commercial markets. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are among the governmental agencies that utilize the study of environmental forensics to ensure national security and to ensure that companies are complying with standards. Even the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), a group supported by the European Commission and the World Bank, utilizes the study of environmental forensics as it applies to terror threats. This title is a hands-on guide for environmental scientists, engineers, consultants and industrial scientists to identify the origin and age of a contaminant in the environment and the issues involved in the process. An expansion of the authors' first title with Academic Press, Introduction to Environmental Forensics, this is a state-of-the-art reference for those exploring the scientific techniques available. * Up-to-date compendium for referencing forensic techniques unique to particular contaminants. * International scientific unit system * Contributors from around the world providing international examples and case studies.

Environmental Forensics

Environmental Forensics Book
Author : International Network of Environmental Forensics. Conference
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1849733724
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The proceedings of International Network of Environmental Forensics Cambridge Conference 2011 held at St John's College, Cambridge, UK on 25-27 July, 2011.

Environmental Forensics

Environmental Forensics Book
Author : Ronald E. Hester,Roy M. Harrison,Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0854049576
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This exciting book gives an overview of environmental forensics and related topics with contributions from worldwide experts.

Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants

Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants Book
Author : Gwen O'Sullivan,Court Sandau
Publisher : Newnes
Release : 2013-11-20
ISBN : 0444594515
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Forensics for Persistent Organic Pollutants represents the state-of-the-art in environmental forensics in relation to persistent organic pollutants (POPs). The book is a complete reference for practitioners and students, covering a range of topics from new analytical techniques to regulatory and legal status in the global community. Through case studies from leading international experts, real-world issues — including the allocation of responsibility for release into the environment — are resolved through the application of advanced analytical and scientific techniques. This book introduces and assesses the development of new techniques and technologies to trace the source and fate of newly emerging and classic POPs (perfluoroalkyl substances, brominated flame retardants, organochlorine pesticides, perfluorinated chemicals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and polychlorinated biphenyls) in environmental media, including atmospheric, marine, freshwater, and urban environments. Real-world case studies show the application of advanced analytical and scientific techniques Discussion of GC*GC provides an introduction and assessment of a novel technique from leaders in the field Introduces the development of new analytical techniques (such as 2-D GC*HC and LC*LC) to trace the source and fate Raises awareness about the health and environmental impact of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) Outlines the development of international measures to control POPs so that chemists can understand the legal issues

Methods in Environmental Forensics

Methods in Environmental Forensics Book
Author : Stephen M. Mudge
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2008-07-14
ISBN : 9781420006056
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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While environmental catastrophes can be naturally occurring, often they are the result of criminal intent or malfeasance. Sorting out the details when the land itself is the only witness requires a special set of investigative skills. For accountability to be established, investigators must be able to answer these questions with a measure of scientific certainty: How and when did the contamination occur? Who caused the contamination? What are the consequences and extent of liability? Offering investigators a complete field manual, Methods in Environmental Forensics organizes the work of leading international experts who demonstrate the most effective techniques for determining the source of environmental contaminations. The book begins with the presentation of a case and follows the tasks of an active investigator from the case’s inception up through the delivery of expert court testimony. The text then reviews those scientific methods that have been used with success in environmental forensic investigations. Detailed information is provided on chemical fingerprinting techniques as they apply to ground water, soils, sediments, and air. Lastly, the scientific methods presented are examined from a legal perspective with an emphasis on the admissibility and presentation of evidence and the delivery of expert testimony. This unique and comprehensive volume gives forensic chemists, investigators and attorneys the tools needed to solve mysteries of toxic devastation and build cases that will establish the accountability of those responsible. Its editor, Stephen M. Mudge, has been conducting environmental forensic investigations for many years. He has served as an expert witness in several environmental contamination cases, and he continues to research new methods for the quantification and source apportionment of chemicals around the world.

Environmental Forensics Fundamentals

Environmental Forensics Fundamentals Book
Author : Ioana Gloria Petrisor
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-07-14
ISBN : 1466571594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Practical Guide to Environmental Crime Scene InvestigationsReleasing contaminants into the environment-whether deliberate or unintentional-can be thought of as a crime against the environment. The role of environmental forensics is to identify and prevent environmental pollution, or crimes. Environmental Forensics Fundamentals: A Practical Guide

Oil Spill Environmental Forensics

Oil Spill Environmental Forensics Book
Author : Zhendi Wang,Scott Stout
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-07-26
ISBN : 9780080467733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Oil Spill Environmental Forensics provides a complete view of the various forensic techniques used to identify the source of an oil spill into the environment. The forensic procedures described within represent various methods from scientists throughout the world. The authors explore which analytical and interpretative techniques are best suited for a particular oil spill project. This handy reference also explores the use of these techniques in actual environmental oil spills. Famous incidents discussed include the Exxon Valdez incident in 1989 and the Guanabara Bay, Brazil 2000. The authors chronicle both the successes and failures of the techniques used for each of these events. Dr. Zhendi Wang is a senior research scientist and Head of Oil Spill Research of Environment Canada, working in the oil and toxic chemical spill research field. He has authored over 270 academic publications and won a number of national and international scientific honors and awards. Dr. Wang is a member of American Chemical Society (ACS), the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC), and the International Society of Environmental Forensics (ISEF). International experts show readers the forensic techniques used in oil spill investigations Provides the theoretical basis and practical applications for investigative techniques Contains numerous case studies demonstrating proven technique

Forensic Hydrology

Forensic Hydrology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Environmental Litigation

Environmental Litigation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An Introduction to Forensic Geoscience

An Introduction to Forensic Geoscience Book
Author : Elisa Bergslien
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-04-30
ISBN : 1118227956
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Introduces geological fundamentals through medium of forensic science"--

International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2009
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Southwest Hydrology

Southwest Hydrology Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2008
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Statistical Tools for Environmental Quality Measurement

Statistical Tools for Environmental Quality Measurement Book
Author : Douglas E. Splitstone,Michael E. Ginevan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2003-09-25
ISBN : 9780203496893
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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When interpreting environmental data, scientists and engineers first must select the correct statistical tool to use for their analysis. By doing this they will be able to make sound decisions in their efforts to solve environmental problems. They need a detailed reference that points out the subtle differences between statistical procedures, makin

Modern Scientific Evidence

Modern Scientific Evidence Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation

Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation Book
Author : John J. Lentini,Joseph Poirier
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-10-02
ISBN : 146657870X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Knowledge of the science behind fires is critical to understanding a fire‘s cause and successfully presenting that determination to the authorities or in litigation. Now in its second edition, Scientific Protocols for Fire Investigation focuses on the practical application of scientific principles to determine the causes of fires. Uniquely qualifie

Environmental Crime and the Media

Environmental Crime and the Media Book
Author : Melissa Luisa Jarrell
Publisher : Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discovery and Innovation

Discovery and Innovation Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2001
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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