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Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD)

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Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) is a common test usually performed on influent or effluent water samples.

Biosolids Sample Collection Instructions

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Instructions for Collection, Handling, and Storage of Biosolid Samples (Referenced directly from EPA Methods 1681 and 1682)

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Confined Space Hazards

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Introduction: Confined spaces such as manholes, vaults, pits, tanks, storage bins, hoppers and silos need special consideration.

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Detection Levels

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A detection level shows a relationship between levels of analyte and some sort of a response. The response could be no observable response, a maximum response, and the standard curve.

Domestic Water Submittal Instructions

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Before sampling, freeze cool pack enclosed in kit. This will allow the sample to remain cool until it reaches the laboratory. Open the cold water faucet and allow the water to run for several minutes. Fill the enclosed bottle(s). If purity (total coliform) is to ...

Domestic Water Suitability Sampling

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Analyzing your water for domestic suitability at Midwest Laboratories will provide information about your water's hardness, fluoride levels, pH levels, and possible bacteria contamination.

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Environmental Fee Schedule

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Here is a comprehensive listing of the analysis options provided by Midwest Labs to the Environmental industry. It includes tests, methods, prices, descriptions, warnings, recommendations, suggestions, instructions, and reporting options.

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How to Take an Environmental Swabbing Sample

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Angela Johnson walks you through taking an environmental swabbing sample. Questions about Environmental Swabbing? Contact Jamie Wood at  jwood@midwestlabs.com, 402-590-2964. Or Megan Fonfara at mfonfara@midwestlabs.com, 402.829.9866.

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Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma

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There are two (2) types of ICPs, and optical emission and a mass detection. The difference between the two (2) is how the element level is measured.

Inductively Coupled Argon Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES)

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There are two (2) types of ICPs, and optical emission and a mass detection. The difference between the two (2) is how the element level is measured.

Instructions for Reporting Chemical Results

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Public Water Systems (PWS) who provide water for human consumption to the public, must report their results. This guide walks through reporting chemical results.

Instructions for Reporting Individual Bacterial Results

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Public Water Systems (PWS) who provide water for human consumption to the public, must report their results. This guide walks through reporting bacterial results.

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Making Your Water Safer

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When it comes to water quality, there are many treatments available. The best procedure is to have Midwest Laboratories test your water and make recommendations for corrective action.

Method Sampling for Sludge

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When sampling sludge, extra precautions should be taken to ensure safe handling and accurate sampling.

Mycotoxins

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Mycotoxins are not produced all the time, but can present under specific growing conditions and colonize crops.

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pH Determination

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The pH scan is based on values between 0 and 14, with 7 being neutral. Readings above 7 are considered to be basic or alkaline, where reading below 7 are considered to be acidic.

Phosphorus Types, Analyses, and Terminology

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The abundance of phosphorus is minor compared to oxygen, sodium, or aluminum, But the importance to life, phosphorus is a crucial element.

Potable (Drinking) Water Samples for Human Consumption – Total Coliform Requirements

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Potable (drinking) water samples for human consumption must adhere to current regulations for analyzation, including sample bottle type, and time.

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Quality Control for Laboratory Analyses

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Midwest Laboratories implements quality control in our labs to maintain standards in testing.

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Salmonella

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Since Salmonella bacteria are common in the intestinal tract of many animals, contamination of the meat is common. Good sanitation and food preparation practices are important in preventing salmonellosis.

Salmonella in Soils

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Salmonella can be transferred from birds & mammals defecating, and then having that raw or unprocessed manure spread onto fields.

Schedule of Fees 2017

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The 2017 Schedule of Fees contains a wide array of Midwest Laboratories analysis offerings. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Soil Sampling – Cut Your Time and Improve Accuracy

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Efficient soil sampling will cut your sampling time and improve accuracy.

Soil Sampling Procedures

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Correct sampling procedures will aid in providing an accurate soil analysis.

Stains

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A domestic water analysis could indicate the source of stains in your laundry, bathtubs, showers and sink surfaces.

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Toxic Characteristics Leachate Procedure

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TCLP- Toxic Characteristics Leachate Procedure, is an extraction or sample preparation procedure.

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Underground Storage Tank Testing – TEH and TPH

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If an underground storage tank has been removed due to damaged or leaking tanks, an analysis of the surrounding soil and water