New Edition Provides Updated Guidance on Analytical Methods and Lab Techniques

Water and Wastewater Laboratory Techniques, Second Edition is a teaching and reference tool for educating water and wastewater analysts in the skills and techniques of the bench chemist. Extensively revised and updated to reflect current compliance requirements and standard methods for water and wastewater analysis, the second edition covers basic laboratory techniques such as proper procedures for analytical balances, preparation of standard solutions and dilutions, developing water quality reports, and much more.

Key features of the second edition:

  • Delivers comprehensive coverage of basic laboratory techniques for water and wastewater analysts
  • Reflects up-to-date guidance on current analytical methods
  • Used as a reference for Association of Boards Certification (ABC) examinations
  • Outlines common laboratory ware and their appropriate use to ensure safe laboratory practices
  • Discusses a range of testing procedures essential to precise and accurate results

  • New! Provides troubleshooting charts for commonly encountered problems
  • New! Laboratory chapter with detailed directions for common process control tests
  • New! Offers an introduction to biological process modeling
  • New! Presents advanced concepts in nutrient removal
  • Expanded! Updated process control section with step-by-step examples for calculations

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Table of Contents:

  • Chapter 1 Analytical Standards and Reagents
  • Chapter 2 Analytical and Toploading Balances
  • Chapter 3 Laboratory Ware
  • Chapter 4 Volumetric Devices and Their Use in Measurement
  • Chapter 5 Temperature Measurement
  • Chapter 6 Preparation of Solutions and Dilutions
  • Chapter 7 Calibrations
  • Chapter 8 Test Procedures
  • Chapter 9 Calculation and Reporting Results
  • Chapter 10 Controlling the Test Procedure

Here's what Readers are saying about Water and Wastewater Laboratory Techniques, Second Edition

"The book gives a very practical introduction to analytical chemistry in a water laboratory. It starts from the basics and is a guideline for good laboratory practices rather than a technical brochure on operating devices. The author certainly recognizes the trend toward instrumental multi-analyte methods, such as ion chromatography, capillary ion electrophoresis, inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy/ mass spectrometry, and so on.

This is a very useful book not only for laboratory collaborators, but also for training anyone interested to understand how analytical chemistry works in the context of water and wastewater analyses. Undergraduate students, for example, would be perfectly trained after reading this book. A good laboratory operator will agree with every single page — and then give the book to their trainee for compulsory reading."

Bart Van der Bruggen is a professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the  University of Leuven, Belgium.


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