Feasibility study for computerized automation of EPA Region II Technical Support Branch
Three options are presented for automating the chemistry laboratories at the Surveillance and Analysis Division, Environmental Protection Agency , at Edison, New Jersey. The laboratory served New York State, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Each option was found to be cost-effective. For two of the systems, existing EPA laboratory software would be used without (option 1) and with (option 2) data management. For the third system, laboratory and data functions would be implemented on a different computer (PDP-11) from those now installed. Option 2, the most favorable system, would make use of existing programs and data-management features now being developed; it would break even in 1.82 y and accumulate $373,928 in the five years after installation.
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- California Univ., Livermore (USA). Lawrence Livermore Lab.
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- United States
- 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; AUTOMATION; SURFACE AIR; QUANTITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; SURFACE WATERS; AIR POLLUTION; CHEMICAL EFFLUENTS; COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; MONITORING; SAMPLING; WATER POLLUTION; AIR; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; FLUIDS; GASES; MASS TRANSFER; POLLUTION 500200* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 520200 -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 400100 -- Analytical & Separations Chemistry
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