The book describes the chemical analysis of airborne and roadside
soil particles in the City of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its emphasis
is on the identification and quantification of trace organic
pollutants present in such environmental samples using gas
chromatography-mass spectrometry (GCMS). The major compound groups
analyzed include alkanes, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
and petroleum molecular markers. It is the spirit of this book to
demonstrate the use of molecular markers as source identifiers by
aiding in distinguishing biogenic versus petrogenic inputs to
environmental samples. Comparing the organic pollutants content of
the different environmental compartments (i.e., airborne particles
and roadside soil particles) is as well illustrated to help
understand the transport and fate of these pollutants in the
environment. Typical fragmentograms of the characterized organic
compounds are presented throughout the text.
Nasr Y.M. Omar obtained his MSc (honors) degree in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. He has an extensive research experience in the field of Environmental Pollution Analysis.