Sample Preparation

SKU: LTSAM00CENDuration: 60 Minutes

In Sample Preparation, participants are introduced to the ways samples are prepared before they are analyzed in a lab. The course begins by explaining the importance of sample preparation and of maintaining sample integrity. The course then focuses on the major tasks associated with sample preparation and describes various common sample preparation procedures.

Course Details


Training Time: 60 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop Only

Based on: Industry Standards and Best Practices

Languages: English

Learning Objectives

  • Sample Preparation Overview
  • Explain the difference between representative samples and selective samples.
  • Explain why it is important to maintain sample integrity.
  • Identify and describe the major tasks associated with preparing samples for analysis.
  • Sample Preparation Procedures, Part 1
  • Describe how crushing and grinding can be performed to prepare a sample for analysis.
  • Explain how crushing and grinding can introduce errors into the analysis of samples.
  • Identify devices that can be used to mix a sample for analysis.
  • Describe why and how a flame test may be performed.
  • Sample Preparation Procedures, Part 2
  • Explain how samples may be dried.
  • Describe three ways that samples may be filtered.
  • Describe three types of distillation operations that may be used to prepare liquid samples for analysis.
  • Explain how extraction may be used to remove soluble components from solid samples.
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