Environmental Services Program

Wet Chemistry

Wet chemistry test results provide needed insight into water quality.  Many of the analyses performed in the “wet lab” are basic chemistry methods.  Some are as simple as measuring pH.  All the methods involve gravimetric, titrimetric or electrochemical techniques.  Although basic in nature, most of the equipment utilizes computer systems to accurately and efficiently analyze samples.  These measurements provide important environmental data; measurements that are fundamental in decision making for wastewater, effluents, and polluted waters.

The Wet Laboratory Section is equipped with pH and conductivity meters, balances, spectrophotometers, and Lachat colormetric analyzer.