Drinking Water Chemistry: A Laboratory Manual By Barbara Hauser

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August 21, 2001 by CRC Press
Textbook - 214 Pages




  • - Lab procedures - step-by-step analyses presented in clear and simple terms
  • Mathematical calculations - clear explanation of the math needed for reagent preparation and calculation of results

  • - Instrument use - troubleshooting and fine tuning instruments for greater efficiency

  • - Quality control - practices for assuring precision and accuracy in chemical testing

  • - Multiple methods and non-routine analyses - backup routine test results and troubleshoot instruments


    Whether you are a new employee or seasoned professional you need easy access to the latest test methods, updated quality control procedures, and calculations at your fingertips. You need to perform analyses quickly and easily and troubleshoot problems as they arise. You need a resource that is not only informative, but also practical and easy to use. Drinking Water Chemistry: A Laboratory Manual fills this need.

    The book gives you a thorough overview of the most basic, and therefore important, laboratory topics such as:

    Laboratory Safety - dos and don'ts based on real experience
    Sampling - preservation techniques, online sampling, and record keeping
    Laboratory Instruments - practical use ranges, principles of operation, calibration, conditioning, useful life and replacement, common quality control issues
    Chemical Use - reagents, standards, indicators, purpose and use, chemical quality and properties, avoidance of contamination, molecular weight calculations
    Quality Control - replicate analyses, spiked, split, and reference samples, percent recovery of standard, standard deviation, control charts, and everyday quality control measures

    Weights and Concentrations - care and analytical balances, mathematical conversions among concentration units, dilutions and concentration changes
    The remaining chapters cover test analysis including: reason for the test, type of sample taken, treatment plant control significance, expected range of results, appropriate quality control procedures, apparatus used, reagents, including function, concentration and instructions for preparation, procedural steps, calculations and notes on possible problems, and references.

    This is a working manual, meant to be kept by your side in the lab, not on the shelf in an office or library. You can bend it, you can lay it flat, you can take it anywhere you do your job. Useful and practical Drinking Water Chemistry: A Laboratory Manual provides the information you need to perform tests, understand the results, apply them to the determination of water quality before and after treatment, and troubleshoot any problems.


    Table of Contents

    Laboratory Safety
    Weights, Volumes, and Concentrations
    Laboratory Chemicals
    Laboratory Instruments
    Quality Assurance and Control
    Total Alkalinity
    Total Hardness
    Water Softening
    Chemical Dosage: Jar Testing
    Chlorine Residual
    Chlorine Demand
    Specific Conductance
    Langelier Index
    Dissolved Oxygen
    Atomic Absorption Spectrometry
    Appendix I: Practice Problems
    Appendix II: Useful Conversions
    Appendix III: Bibliography
    Appendix IV: Common Icons
    Appendix V: Useful Conversions
    Appendix VI: Bibliography


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