In the Conventionals Analysis lab, scientists perform over 30 different analyses that provide key information about water quality and soil composition. Information about turbidity, pH, dissolved oxygen, and nutrient content are important indicators scientists use to monitor and assess water quality. Scientists also test for the presence of cyanide, oil and grease, and biochemical oxygen demand, in municipal and industrial discharges.
In this lab:
- State-of-the-art instrumentation allows scientists to measure nutrients at very low concentrations with a high degree of precision and accuracy.
- Information vital to understanding water quality and ensuring compliance with various environmental regulations for conventional chemical analysis stems from the data generated in this laboratory.