Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Modern Sample Preparation Techniques

Massoud Kaykhaii

University of Sistan and Baluchestan

A pioneering researcher with 32 years of experience in the application of modern sample preparation techniques in chemical analysis and micro-instrumentation. Dr. Kaykhaii has invented two new sample preparation techniques: salt-saturated single-drop microextraction and micro cloud point extraction. He is a member of the European Chemical Society Sample Preparation Study Group and Network as well as an affiliate member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Sampling Process Solvent Extraction Sorbent Extraction Membrane Separations Electroseparation Techniques Miniaturization and Microdevices Portable Quantification Instruments Forensic Techniques Surface Spectroscopy Microscopy Etching Ionic Liquids

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Due to a fast growth of computer and microchip technology, analytical instrumentation in spectroscopy, chromatography, microscopy, sensors and microdevices has been subjected to significant developments over the last two decades. Powerful detectors, software and solid state microchips enabled analytical chemists to achieve fast, stable and accurate signals/outputs from these compact devices. However, despite these advances, a sample preparation step is still indispensable before instrumental analysis. Main reasons are low sensitivity of the instruments, matrix interferences and incompatibility of the sample with the analytical device. On the other hand, most time in any analysis is spent on the sample preparation process. It has been also proved that most of the errors during a chemical analysis are occuring during the sample preparation step. As a result, any improvements in this essential step will have a significant effect on shortening the analysis time as well as its precision and accuracy and also lowering the price of the analysis. Automation, on-line compatibility and simplification of the sample preparation and its ability to handle tiny volumes of the sample is an obligatory part of modern sample preparation techniques for contemporary analytical chemists.

This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art modern sample preparation techniques. After a review of fundamentals and theoretical principles about sampling/sample preparation/extraction, a review on traditional methods will be presented, followed by aspects which have been less emphasized by of the authors of the similar books on sample preparation techniques, such as instrumentation aspects of sampling and integration with analytical techniques and sample preparation techniques for solid surfaces characterization. At the end, applications of modern extraction techniques in various fields and for different samples will be discussed in detail.

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Massoud Kaykhaii

University of Sistan and Baluchestan

Massoud Kaykhaii is a professor of analytical chemistry, working at the University of Sistan and Baluchestan (Zahedan, Iran) since 1989. His research work is focused on modern sample preparation techniques including µ-solid phase extraction, solid phase microextraction, liquid phase microextraction and stir bar sorptive extraction. He has published 148 research articles; 3 patents; presented ca. 146 seminars/conferences; authored two textbooks, wrote 22 national standard procedure of analysis, and (co)supervised more than 100 MSc and PhD theses. He is a member of editorial advisory board of 97 journals and acted as secretary of three national mirror committees of ISO/TC for years. He finished 25 industrial projects and has been counsellor in 10 companies in Iran. In 2017 and 2020 he was awarded the prize of best researcher of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan. Publons recognized him four times as \"top 1 percent of top reviewers\" in multidisciplinary, cross-field and in chemistry in 2017, 2018 and 2019, respectively. Currently, he is head of chemistry department and the chairman of Smartphone Analytical Sensors Research Centre.

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