PROGRAMS AND PLANS - Research Project:  Analytical Methods of Water Chemistry


                                               July 13, 1960

QUALITY OF WATER BRANCH MEMORANDUM NO. 61.1

To:       District Chiefs and Staff Officials
          Quality of Water Branch

From:     Chief, Quality of Water Branch

Subject:  PROGRAMS AND PLANS - Research Project:  Analytical
          Methods of Water Chemistry

Research and development of new and improved analytical 
methods and techniques have been conducted in the Washington 
area for the past several years, first under Mr. Thatcher and 
later under Mr. Magin.  As these men are now on other 
assignments, we have consolidated this activity with research 
on spectrographic techniques under the direction of Mr. 
Marvin Skougstad in Denver.

Mr. Skougstad has been designated Project Leader of the 
project "Analytical methods--Water chemistry."  The approach 
to methodology will be broadened to include chromatographic 
and spectrographic techniques, in addition to the 
gravimetric, flame photometric, potentiometric and other 
methods more commonly used.

Research on methods of analysis at other locations will be
continued as appropriate, provided it is conducted in 
accordance with the information provided in my memorandum of 
November 18, 1957.

                                   (signed)
                                   S.K. Love

WRD Distribution:  A, B, S4, FO-L4, SL