Trace Metals Sampling Course POSTPONED

UPDATE: This class has been postponed and will be rescheduled in spring 2017

The Sierra Fund’s Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will co-instruct a course on sampling for trace metals using the “Clean Hands/Dirty Hands” method with Amanda Royal of Brooks Applied Labs.

Know and Go:

What: Full-day sample collection training course, titled Collecting and Handling of Water Samples for Trace Metals Analysis

When: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 8:30 am – 4: 30 pm

Where: Sacramento State Aquatic Center, 1901 Hazel Avenue, Gold River, CA

In order to achieve the ambient level detection limits required by the Clean Water Act, the EPA developed a number of analytical methods specifically for metals at “ultra-trace” levels. One of the greatest difficulties in obtaining accurate data at such low concentrations is due to contamination occurring from the improper collection, handling, and transportation of samples. The 1600-series analytical methods are supported by: EPA Method 1669: Sampling Ambient Water for Trace Metals at EPA Water Quality Criteria Levels. This course provides valuable training on how to implement Method 1669 sample collection methods, with both classroom instruction and hands-on lessons in the field collecting environmental samples.

For more information, and to register for the course, click here.

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