Course Catalog

Introduction and Use of Standard Methods for Environmental Regulatory Analysis and Compliance

This course will focus on how to use “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater” to meet CWA-SDWA regulations. Topics will include the chemical reactions utilized for analyte detection, the development of SOPs utilizing sections of Standard Methods, troubleshooting analyte analysis methods, and preparing for a State, Federal, or NELAC-TNI audit. This class will utilize examples from the environmental industry and the current edition of Standard Methods.

Course Details

Key Topics

  • Validation steps for your laboratory?s procedures
  • Correct sample collection and preservation
  • Theory and practice of gravimetric method-define analyses
  • Flame and graphite furnace atomic absorption for aqueous solutions
  • Classical colorimetric inorganic analysis of aqueous solutions
  • Electrochemical analyses of aqueous solutions
  • Aggregate method-defined analyses of organic compounds in aqueous solutions.

Information

This course will focus on how to use “Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater” to meet CWA-SDWA regulations. Topics will include the chemical reactions utilized for analyte detection, the development of SOPs utilizing sections of Standard Methods, troubleshooting analyte analysis methods, and preparing for a State, Federal, or NELAC-TNI audit. This class will utilize examples from the environmental industry and the current edition of Standard Methods.

Who Should Attend

This course is for analytical chemists and regulators who are responsible for analysis of environmental samples, reporting of results for regulatory compliance, and regulation of laboratories.

Benefits

  • Prepare for NELAC-TNI audit
  • Prepare for EPA quality or performance inspection
  • Develop SOPs utilizing Standard Methods
  • Develop QA/QC protocols for CWA/SDWA compliance
  • Perform the analyses as per Standard Methods
  • Understand the chemical reactions of the analyses in Standard Methods

Agenda

  • History and structure of the consensus body method
  • Basic laboratory techniques for quality assurance, data reporting, sample collection and common laboratory practices
  • Basic titrametric and gravimetric analyses
  • Basic metals analyses
  • Inorganic analyses
  • Aggregate organics analyses

Course Locations

Date

TBA

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

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

Register Via Mail

Venue

TBA

The course fee includes a course binder and a continental breakfast each day.

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,mail or phone and mention this discount and may not be combined with any other offer.


Pricing
Early $1,395
Advanced $1,495
Standard $1,595

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.