Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry: Applications in Environmental, Food and Materials Analysis, Biotechnology, and Medical Engineering / Edition 2

Quality Assurance in Analytical Chemistry: Applications in Environmental, Food and Materials Analysis, Biotechnology, and Medical Engineering / Edition 2

by Werner Funk, Gerhild Donnevert
     
 

Reliability of analytical data depends on appropriate quality assurance methods. This holds true for environmental and food monitoring, materials analysis, but also for analytics in biotechnology or in medicine (in-vitro diagnostics, point-of-care testing).
The authors of this best-selling title describe a proven and integrated concept for quality assurance. The

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Overview

Reliability of analytical data depends on appropriate quality assurance methods. This holds true for environmental and food monitoring, materials analysis, but also for analytics in biotechnology or in medicine (in-vitro diagnostics, point-of-care testing).
The authors of this best-selling title describe a proven and integrated concept for quality assurance. The new edition is enhanced by a chapter on the important topical subject of measurement uncertainty, plus a CD-ROM with interactive examples in the form of Excel-spreadsheets. These allow readers to gain an even better comprehension of the statistical procedures for quality assurance while also incorporating their own data.
Following an introduction, the text goes on to elucidate the 4-phase model of analytical quality assurance: establishing a new analytical process, preparative quality assurance, routine quality assurance and external analytical quality assurance.
Besides updating the relevant references, the authors incorporated the latest international standards in the field.

From reviews of the previous edition:

"extremely informative and comprehensive"
Accreditation and Quality Assurance

"The book successfully combines the role of authoritative textbook and reference manual, with that of a practical handbook and guide to the selection of an appropriate AQA strategy."
The Analyst

"This book presents a unique, four-phase strategy for quality assurance."
Journal of the American Chemical Society

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783527311149
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2007
Edition description:
Book & CD-ROM
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.87(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
General differentiation of analytical processes Quality of analytical processes and results
The system of analytical quality assurcane
The 4-phase model of analytical quality assurance
PHASE I: ESTABLISHING A NEW ANALYTICAL PROCESS
Calibration of the fundamental analytical procedure
Analyses at very low concentrations
Validation of individual process steps and examination of matrix influences
Advanced statistical methods
Use of internal standards
Preparing for routine analysis
PHASE II: PREPARATIVE QUALITY ASSURANCE
Selection of the analytical process
Establishment of quality objectives to be adhered to in routine usage
The control chart system
Types of control charts and their applications
PHASE III: ROUTINE QUALITY ASSURANCE
Fundamental measured of internal quality assurance
Measurement uncertainty
Routine quality control
Special quality problems in routine analysis
Corrective measures
Documentation and archiving
PHASE IV: EXTERNAL ANALYTICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE
Review, Audit
Interlaboratory tests
Effects of internal quality assurance on the results of interlaboratory tests

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