Object-oriented data handling system for an automated chemistry laboratory

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The environmental-remediation efforts at DOE complexes require characterizing problems at each site before cleanup action. Characterization will require the chemical analysis of millions of samples at a significant cost. Automation of the required chemical analyses methods provides a cost-effective solution. An object-oriented approach was deemed necessary to allow for modularization, maintainability, reusability, and flexibility of the software and hardware. Each chemical analysis method is implemented as a Standard Analysis Method or SAM. A SAM is, in essence, a black box'' into which a sample enters at one end and chemical or physical information exits'' at the other. 7 refs., 6 ... continued below

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Medvick, P.A.; Mniszewski, S.M. & Beugelsdijk, T.J. January 1, 1991.

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The environmental-remediation efforts at DOE complexes require characterizing problems at each site before cleanup action. Characterization will require the chemical analysis of millions of samples at a significant cost. Automation of the required chemical analyses methods provides a cost-effective solution. An object-oriented approach was deemed necessary to allow for modularization, maintainability, reusability, and flexibility of the software and hardware. Each chemical analysis method is implemented as a Standard Analysis Method or SAM. A SAM is, in essence, a black box'' into which a sample enters at one end and chemical or physical information exits'' at the other. 7 refs., 6 figs.

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  • 1991 international symposium on laboratory automation and robotics, Boston, MA (United States), 20-23 Oct 1991

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  • Other: DE92000185
  • Report No.: LA-UR-91-3075
  • Report No.: CONF-9110224--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5112473
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1057076

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Medvick, P.A.; Mniszewski, S.M. & Beugelsdijk, T.J. Object-oriented data handling system for an automated chemistry laboratory, article, January 1, 1991; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1057076/: accessed August 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.