Obtaining representative samples and maintaining their integrity are critical parts of any monitoring or enforcement program. Analytical methods have been standardized, but the results of analyses are only as good as the sampling and the sample preservation methods.
The purpose of this course is to present the best techniques currently available for sampling and sample preservation. The recommendations were developed after an extensive literature review and survey of current laboratory and field practices. The course will allow personnel to determine the most effective procedures for their specific applications.
The course starts with an overview on the framework of wastewater sampling and analysis and the importance for the acquisition of scientifically reliable and legally defensible data. Some background information necessary for the participants to better understand the subsequent course section, such as review on wastewater chemistry, statistics for data analysis and regulations relevant to sampling and analysis. In following the course introduce the fundamentals of WW sampling—where and when to take samples, how many, how much, and how to take samples from air solid media. Examples of equipment used in sampling will presented with description of their operation.
By the end of the course, among various achievements, participants will get specialist insight into:
Improve awareness of the sampling techniques available and therefore application of the most fit for purpose option
Acquire an integrated overview of many techniques and procedures used in sampling for crude oil, petroleum products, polymers, petrochemicals, industrial chemicals and related wastewater.
Solve sampling problems in cost effective and timely manner
Assess values and limitations of each sampling technique and be prepared to make practical choices to apply in the solution of difficult problems
Evaluate the importance of sampling, separation procedures and data treatment in problem solving
Apply all the relevant safety rules during the sampling procedures
Labelling of samples
Discuss hazardous of WW and safety issues of WW sampling
Who should attend
This course provides an overview of all best practices in sewage and industrial waste water treatment sampling. This includes municipal and industrial waste water supervisors, engineers, inspectors, operators and laboratory staff.
- Environmental Sampling
- Essential Environmental Statistics
- WWTP principle of operation
- Significance of WW parameters (BOD, COD, chemical and physical parameters, heavy metals, microbiological parameters)
- Representative Sampling
- Effect of Sampling Error on Overall Precision
- Sample Contamination and Preservation
- Transmittal of Samples to Laboratory and Sample Receiving
- Disposal of Completed Samples
- Reporting of Data and Sample Accountability
- Collection of Samples
- Chain-of-Custody Procedures
- Sampling Methods
- Number of Samples
- Sample Storage before Analysis
- Preservation Techniques
Type of sampling equipment
This interactive training course includes the following training methodologies as presented on the next column based on percentage of the total tuition hours:
Workshops & Work presentation
Case Studies & Practical Exercises
Videos, Sofware & General Discussion
The course instructor may modify the above training methodology before or during the course for technical reasons with no prior notice to participants.