The Lab Report

Lab Practices Conference – Emerging Laboratory Technologies Conference
May 3, 2016 – Narragansett Bay Commission, Providence, RI

This conference will focus on instrument technologies and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and will also include a tour of the Narragansett Bay Commission’s laboratory and wastewater treatment facility.

A Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is software that allows analysts to effectively manage samples and associated data to improve lab efficiency. By using a LIMS, laboratories can automate workflows, integrate instruments and manage samples and associated information.

Attendees may register for the technical sessions & tour or just the tour.

Register Online or download a registration form.



The Basics: ORP and Free Chlorine Monitoring

Source: Myron L Company

Click on the Application Bulletin to learn about the basics of Oxidation Reduction Potential and Free Chlorine.



Wastewater Treatment and the Role of Laboratory Professionals

Wastewater treatment combines biological, chemical, and physical unit processes to purify large volumes of sewage. By analyzing wastewater constituents at various stages of treatment, laboratory professionals play a vital role in the efficient operation of wastewater treatment plants and, thus, help to protect the environment and public health.

Few of us realize what happens to wastewater after we flush it down the drain. We know that a network of pipes under our streets eventually leads to a wastewater treatment facility; but how does a wastewater treatment facility work, and what happens to the water?   Read more



The Lab Report will be dedicated to providing NWPCA members with the most current information on water quality issues, technological advances in wastewater analysis, and local regulatory changes with an emphasis on appropriate lab practices and techniques.

Relevant information will be highlighted through committee member articles, presentations, and links to useful information. These valuable resources will aid in the professional development of laboratory professionals and wastewater operators.

Let’s start things off with an interesting article about ways for everyone to improve the overall health of our beautiful waterways.

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Click below for full article:

10 Things You Can Do To Improve Water Quality in Rhode Island

Source: Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management