Water Test Information
Stability of Reagents and Standards
Taking Water Samples
Drop Count Method
Reagent Powder Pillows
Reagent Blank-Calorimeter Tests
Reagent Blank-Titrimetric Tests
Sample Dilution Techniques
Instructions For Use of Micro Burette
Water Quality Analysis Set (WQAS) - Preventive Medicine
WQAS - Preventive Medicine Kit Tests
Multipurpose Test Kit (Spectrophotometer)
Water Quality Analysis Set - Engineer
Chemical Agent Detector,
V-G Components (Buys 1 and 2 Only)
Water Testing Kit, Chemical Agents (Buys 1 and 2 Only)
Water Testing Kit, Chemical Agents - M272
in Buys 1 and 2)
WATER TEST INFORMATION
The purpose of this section is to provide information
which will be useful to the operator who has limited training or
experience in water testing.
A brief review of some of the needs for
and some of the properties of water which necessitate water testing
are as follows:
An adequate water supply is a matter of life or death
or other human beings in the field.
Man might survive for
months without food but would die in about a week without drinkable
Water makes up approximately 60% of a mans weight, or on the
average about 47 liters (50 quarts).
Every day, man must replenish
about 2.37 liters (2.5 quarts) of it.
Water is essential for blood
waste removal and muscle movements.
As a substance water
tasteless and colorless.
As a chemcial, it is a weak
acid and remarkable solvent.
It draws away from most organic (carbon
compounds) substances but is strongly attracted toward the absorption
of inorganic substances.
Water is so benign that many forms of life
can thrive within it - and so corrosive that, given time, it will