In a compact way Shimadzu presents in their new Application books topics from various
application fields. Innovative methods like Fast GC/GCMS are explained and its usefulness
shown for e.g. pesticide or fatty acid analysis. A complete book is concerned with
Food analysis which is of increasing importance. Prof. Mondello from the University
of Messina, Analytical Food Chemistry Division, shows the newest trends and methods.
Other innovative methods described are the SPME (Solid Phase Micro Extraction) and
the method of Pyrolysis GCMS, both methods where no sample preparation is necessary.
Hot topics are also discussed in the Application Books e.g. the quality control
of textiles or the determination of allergens in perfume. The analysis of Biodiesel
is the topic of one of the Application Books.