Water Quality Laboratory

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      Land & Water Research Building, Hastings Road University Park, PA 16802

      United States

    Description

    The Water Quality Laboratory is equipped with a full range of analytical instruments used for specific water analyses such as pH, alkalinity, acidity, specific conductance, sulfates, turbidity, chlorides, various forms of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, metals and heavy metals. To ensure the highest quality of data, our laboratory follows Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 23rd Edition. All analyses are performed following quality assurance and quality control guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency. Precision and accuracy are tested through participation in biannual round-robin comparisons with national labs. Quality control data are provided to our lab users, along with detailed results for your water samples.

    Our laboratory emphasizes student training, and working with faculty, staff and outside agencies to advance their research capabilities. Our Water Quality Laboratory offers:

    Skilled and experienced laboratory chemists
    Opportunities for student researchers, undergraduate and graduate, to receive training and perform their own analyses at reduced rates
    Laboratory space to prepare and store client water samples
    Laboratory facility tours are available to faculty and students, upon request. Faculty interested in scheduling a hands-on student class session should contact Odette Mina for additional information and to make scheduling arrangements.

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