This 5-day PLM Asbestos Identification by Optical Microscopic Analysis course teaches students how to identify asbestos fibers, their substitutes, and lookalikes through a review of microscopic analysis. This course covers refractive index measurements, staining methods, gravimetric methods, and more.
Students will have the opportunity to analyze complex samples to demonstrate their proficiency. By the end of this course, students will have the skills necessary to identify asbestos through microscopic analysis.
Topics to be Covered: Introduction to Asbestos; Asbestos Characteristics; Introduction to Optical Microscopic Analysis; Staining Methods; Refractive Index Measurements; Gravimetric Methods; Heat and Chemically Altered Samples; Complex Matrix Analysis; Small Particle Analysis