6. Laboratory Procedures Objectives

Following completion of this chapter, students should be able to:

  1. Safely operate laboratory equipment.
  2. Collect representative samples and preserve and transport the samples.
  3. Prepare samples for analysis.
  4. Describe lab test limitations, recognize precautions for those tests, and record lab test results.
  5. Perform the following field or laboratory tests – alkalinity, chlorine residual, chlorine demand, coliform, hardness, jar test, pH, temperature, and turbidity.
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