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NJIT chemistry professor edits text outlining best laboratory practices

NJIT professor edits text to improve working in lab

New Jersey Institute of Technology

The importance of meticulous measurements are essential to good science. But ensuring that correct methods are used is another story as well as the topic of a text edited by Somenath Mitra, PhD, professor of chemistry, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

Sample Preparation Techniques in Analytical Chemistry (2003,Wiley) focuses on teaching and reinforcing necessary pretreatment steps used in various aspects in chemical sciences and engineering.

Topics include sample preparation in environmental and biological measurements, how to pretreat in microscopy, surface enhancement as a sample preparation tool, examples of concentration and clean-up methods and quality control steps. Both graduate and undergraduate students can benefit from the book, along with chemical professionals involved in laboratory work.

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New Jersey Institute of Technology, the state's public technological research university, enrolls more than 8,200 students in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 100 degree programs offered by six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, Albert Dorman Honors College and College of Computing Sciences. NJIT is renowned for expertise in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and eLearning.

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