Arabian American Center May Training & Development
Program Title:
Water Sampling Methodologies & Laboratory Testing
29.04.2018 - 03.05.2018
$ 3500


Course Description

  This course is designed to promote a consistent approach for field measurements and sampling techniques. It provides information on how to collect water samples to analyze for different water quality parameters that can be measured in the field and by laboratory analysis.

  The course includes how water samples are collected correctly and consistently for field and laboratory analysis, and how to store, preserve and transport samples to enable effective analysis by a testing laboratory.

  This course is based on standards recommended in WHO, EPA, ASTM and APHA Standards for Water Quality Sampling, and methods described by the Standard methods for the examination of water and waste water,

American Public Health Association, (APHA).

  This course is designed to provide accurate, standardized methodology for those involved in developing water quality monitoring programs.

Who should attend?

               • Chemical laboratory staff, chemists and high level lab Technicians in Oil fields, power stations,

                   water treatment stations, and refineries, etc.

               • Water Treatment Engineers and Operators.

Course Objectives

        By the end of this course the participant will be able to;

              1. Identify a variety of Water Sampling techniques.

              2. Describe the continuous water sampling technique.

              3. Identify the proper collection bottles for different types of Analysis.

              4. Preserve Water Samples according to WHO, EPA, ASTM, and APHA standards.

              5. Describe water analysis parameters according to EPA, ASTM, and APHA standards.

              6. Perform Field Water Tests, and Use Portable analytical instruments.

              7. Calibrate all field and lab. Water analysis instruments

Course Outline

              1. Sampling

                            1.1. Location of sampling points

                            1.2. Sampling frequency

                            1.3. Sampling methods for Chemical Analysis

                            1.4. Sampling Preservation

                            1.5. Types of Sampling Bottles

                            1.6. Grab sampling

                            1.7. On sampling point preservation

                            1.8. Equipment calibrating, cleaning and maintenance

              2. Common field measured parameters

                            2.1. Electrical Conductivity

                            2.2. Dissolved oxygen (DO)

                            2.3. pH

                            2.4. Salinity

                            2.5. Temperature

                            2.6. Turbidity

                            2.7. Secchi disk depth

             3. Laboratory-based versus on-site testing

                            3.1. Single-application (disposable) test kits

                            3.2. On site Water analysis

                            3.3. On site Instrumental Analysis

                            3.4. Physicochemical analysis

                            3.5. Chlorine residual


           4. Bacteriological analysis

                            4.1. Indicator organisms

                            4.2. Principal analytical techniques

                            4.3. Choice of methods

                            4.4. Minimizing the cost of analysis

              5. Sampling for Laboratory analyzed parameters

                            5.1.Total suspended solids (TSS)

                            5.2. Volatile suspended solids (VSS)

                            5.3. Total nitrogen (TN)

                            5.4. Total phosphorus (TP)

                            5.5. Total oxidized nitrogen (NOx-N), [Nitrate (NO3-) + Nitrite (NO2-)]

                            5.6. Nitrogen as ammonia/ammonium (NH3-N/NH4-N)

                            5.7. Soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) or PO4-P

                            5.8. Total organic nitrogen (TOrgN)

                            5.9. Total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN)

                          5.10. Dissolved organic nitrogen (DOrgN)

                          5.11. Chlorophyll-a, b, c, and Phaeophytin-a

                          5.12. Total organic carbon (TOC)

                          5.13. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC)

                          5.14. Soluble reactive silica (SiO2-Si)

                          5.15. Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD)

                          5.16. Metals — total and dissolved metals and metalloids

                          5.17. Total water hardness (as CaCO3)

                          5.18. Total acidity and total alkalinity (as CaCO3)

                          5.19. Total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPHs)

                          5.20. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)

                          5.21. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

                          5.22. Surfactants

                          5.23. Oil and grease

                          5.24. Pesticides and herbicides

                          5.25. True color

                          5.26. Gilvin — color

                          5.27. Total Cations and Total Anions

                          5.28. Bacteria

              6. Other analyses of relevance to health

              7. Analytical quality assurance and quality control

              8. Safety

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