This book presents a detailed overview of day-to-day operations of laboratories. Commercial laboratories that cater to the environmental community are emphasized. The book is divided into three parts: laboratory management, practical solutions to common laboratory problems, and suggestions for increasing laboratory productivity.
Section I-Laboratory Operations Design and Management: Design/Organization. Management. Section II-The Metals Laboratory: General Information-Matrices. Tips and Techniques-Sample Preparation. Metals Determinations. Section III-The Organic Laboratory: Sample Preparation. Sample Determination. Bibliography. Appendices: Example ASCII Files from GC/MS Data Systems for Export to LIMS. Preparing Quality Assurance Project Plans.