Standard operating procedures for analytical methods in an environmental science laboratory



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Texas Tech University


The purpose of this thesis is to create a manual that is as specific as possible to the ESL concerning instrumentation, detailed calibration, and procedures. The specific objectives for creating this manual are to standardize and economize the level of instruction so that students or people with minimal training can successfully complete all analyses and to provide for them a quick reference concerning sample handling, procedures of analysis, and summary type information concerning analyses performed in the laboratory.

Provided in the Appendix is a manual that contains all the methods performed in the Environmental Science Laboratory.