Course Catalog

Electrochemical Measurement of pH and Ions: Troubleshooting and Correcting Error and Bias

Use of and interpretation of the data obtained from pH and ion selective electrode will be covered in this hands-on course designed for scientists and engineers engaged in regulatory compliance in the chemical, petroleum, coatings, food, electronics, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, water, and wastewater industries. Topics covered will include theory of analysis, analysis troubleshooting, quality control for regulatory and ISO compliance, root cause analyses procedures.

Registrants are encouraged to purchase or bring a copy of the book Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd Edition in addition to their registration as part of this course.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Theory and application of electrochemical analyses for pH and other ions.
  • Hands on troubleshooting electrochemical analyses errors.
  • Developing an analyst training program to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Developing a quality control standard operating procedure for electrochemical analyses.
  • Performing a root cause analysis on electrochemical analysis errors

Information

Use of and interpretation of the data obtained from pH and ion selective electrode will be covered in this hands-on course designed for scientists and engineers engaged in regulatory compliance in the chemical, petroleum, coatings, food, electronics, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, water, and wastewater industries. Topics covered will include theory of analysis, analysis troubleshooting, quality control for regulatory and ISO compliance, root cause analyses procedures.

Registrants are encouraged to purchase or bring a copy of the book Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater, 22nd Edition in addition to their registration as part of this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for scientists and engineers engaged in process control, manufacture, regulatory reporting and environmental compliance in the chemical, petroleum, coatings, food, electronics, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, water, and wastewater industries.

Benefits

  • Consults with a seasoned expert about your laboratory and EPA regulatory problems.
  • Gain a valuable understanding of electrochemical techniques.
  • Perform hands on troubleshooting for analysis error and bias.
  • Develop a regulatory quality control approach for electrochemical analysis.
  • Perform a root cause analysis on electrochemical error and bias.
  • Become familiar with the EPA water and wastewater reporting requirements and method variation.

Agenda

The class room presentation will focus on:

  1. The use of Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater for the analyses of the following ions:
  2. Review of Standard Operating Procedures utilizing these analytical techniques and the regulatory and certification requirements.
    1. H+ (pH)
    2. Ammonia
    3. Nitrate
  1. Quality Control Record Keeping
  2. Root Cause Analysis Record Keeping
  3. Method modification and validation
  4. Auditor checklists and compliance

The hands on section will focus on the use of the electrodes in the following areas:

  1. Calibration errors.
  2. Initial and ongoing Quality Control requirements and best practices.
  3. Trouble shooting analytical problems.
  4. Root Cause Analysis exercise

 

Course Locations

Date

TBA

Check-in opens at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the course.

Course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Register Via Mail

Venue

TBA

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast

Five for Four! Register five people for one course, one person for five courses, or any combination in between and your fifth registration is free. Note: This discount is only available if you register by fax or mail and mention this discount. May not be combined with any other offer.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $895 $1,095
Standard $1,095 $1,295

About the Instructor

  • Ed Askew

    is currently an Assistant professor in the Chemistry Department at Ashford University and the Technical Director of LaBServe, a laboratory training company.