The only reference to provide both current and thorough coverage of this important analytical technique Static headspace–gas chromatography (HS–GC) is an indispensable technique for analyzing volatile organic compounds, enabling the analyst to assay a variety of sample matrices while avoiding the costly and time–consuming preparation involved with traditional GC. Static Headspace–Gas Chromatography: Theory and Practice has long been the only reference to provide in–depth coverage of this method of analysis. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect the most recent developments and practices, and also includes coverage of solid–phase microextraction (SPME) and the purge–and–trap technique. Chapters cover: ∗ Principles of static and dynamic headspace analysis, including the evolution of HS–GC methods and regulatory methods using static HS–GC ∗ Basic theory of headspace analysis–physicochemical relationships, sensitivity, and the principles of multiple headspace extraction ∗ HS–GC techniques–vials, cleaning, caps, sample volume, enrichment, and cryogenic techniques ∗ Sample handling ∗ Cryogenic HS–GC ∗ Method development in HS–GC ∗ Nonequilibrium static headspace analysis ∗ Determination of physicochemical functions such as vapor pressures, activity coefficients, and more Comprehensive and focused, Static Headspace–Gas Chromatography, Second Edition provides an excellent resource to help the reader achieve optimal chromatographic results. Practical examples with original data help readers to master determinations in a wide variety of areas, such as forensic, environmental, pharmaceutical, and industrial applications.