Environmental Sample Preparation - Best Practices for Analytical Testing Labs
Many of the analytical measurements performed by environmental testing labs are carried out following national and international standard test methods. Frequently, these tests include specific requirements for sample preparation techniques before the analysis can be conducted. Laboratory microwaves have become a preferred option when acid digestion or solvent extraction is needed. However, there is often some flexibility in the standards that allow for the use of a variety of acids or solvents as well as selecting appropriate temperature settings depending on the sample type. This webinar will describe how to choose the optimal recipes and illustrate best practices for testing environmental samples.
Darren Wilson has been with Anton Paar USA since 2005, primarily as a product specialist for density meters, viscometers, refractometers, NIR analyzers, process instrumentation and most recently, laboratory microwaves. He has authored and co-authored several articles on various topics such as precision density measurement and biogeochemistry. He has a Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Chemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Biogeochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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