New July 2020
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New October 2019
New April 2019
Updated SCA UoM Book
New Feb 2019
Archive Updated October 2019.
(Eight old methods located)
The following books are new to the SCA library
· The Quantification of Asbestos in Soil (2017) Draft
· The preparation and pre-treatment of potentially contaminated soils and associated materials (2015)
· The determination of N-nitrosodimethylamine in drinking waters (2014)
The following books are replacements in the SCA library
· MoDW (2014) Part 11 The Determination of Taste and Odour in Drinking Water (replaces current Part 11)
· The Microbiology of Water and Associated Materials (2017) Practices and Procedures for Laboratories (replaces current Part 13)
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