Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Infrared Spectroscopy - Perspectives and Applications

Marwa El-Azazy

College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Analytical Chemist, experienced educator, and researcher in water and wastewater treatment with more than 20 years of teaching experience at several institutions. Dr. Marwa has a track record of quality research inputs including more than 45 refereed papers in prestigious international journals, several conference presentations, and two book chapters, in addition to several research grants.


Khalid Al-Saad

Qatar University

Analytical chemist, experienced educator, and researcher with more than 20 years of teaching experience at Qatar University. Prof. Khalid Al-Saad is interested in environmental and biological application developments of spectroscopy and mass spectrometry.

Ahmed El-Shafie

Qatar University

Inorganic chemist and researcher from Qatar University, interested in wastewater treatment using green adsorbents.


IR Instrumentation Sampling Modes Spectral Analysis Frequencies and Identification Environmental Applications Paint Industry Paper Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Sugar Industry Drug Analysis Food Testing and Analysis Natural Products Analysis

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About the book

The book will shed the light on the basic principles of infrared (IR) spectrophotometry and its environmental, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications.
Environmental applications will deal with water, and wastewater treatments, characterization of different sorbents, and waste removers, contaminants detection in water, and waste management.
Industrial applications will focus on the analysis of paint, paper, pharmaceutical, and sugar industries and the applicability of infrared spectroscopy in these fields.

Drug analysis, food and dietary supplements testing and analysis, and natural products analysis will be discussed as parts of the pharmaceutical applications of infrared spectroscopy.

In addition, the book will limp to the important applications of infrared spectroscopy in chemical and biological analyses. While the topics mentioned herein ( including the basics of IR, as well as the environmental and the industrial applications, food, and drug analysis) will be the major topics of this book, other applications and topics related to infrared spectroscopy are also invited.

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Date completed: February 11th 2022

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Deadline for full chapters: June 14th 2022

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Review results due: September 2nd 2022

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Expected publication date: November 1st 2022

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About the editor

Marwa El-Azazy

College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University

Dr. Marwa El-Azazy is an Analytical Chemist , experienced educator and researcher with more than 20 years of teaching experience at several institutions. Dr. Marwa’s main research interest is construction of sensors (using microfluidic platforms for point-of-care-testing of drugs and bio-analytes and ion-selective electrodes), chemometrics and analytical method development, spectroscopic analyses of drugs and pharmaceuticals, synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, and development of green chemistry approaches for wastewater treatment. Dr. Marwa has a track record of research inputs including ˃45 refereed papers in prestigious international journals, several conference presentations, two book chapters, in addition to several research grants. She serves as a reviewer for a variety of international journals.

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