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Test kits for water analysis
Test kits for water analysis

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In this course you studied a number of field testing methods for determining water quality. These used commercially available kits which applied standard methods adapted for on-site measurement. You also looked at a kit used widely to determine microbial activity.

You examined the underlying chemical and physical principles and some of the innovative technology enabling portability and expedient on-site measurement.

You considered some of the principles of sampling, and this was extended to a general appraisal of the practicalities involved in carrying out field measurements including health and safety considerations.