Today's Chemist at Work


Table of Contents

December 1997
Volume 6, Number 11

FEATURES

16 Air Force Hits QA/QC Data Target for Labs
The Center for Environmental Excellence uses a laboratory audit program to ensure data quality; the semivolatile organic compounds category shows the most benefit
David K. Goldblum, Joseph Fernando, Dennis E. Lundquist, Barbara Smith-Townsend, and John D. Erving
20 Automating Quality Control with Image Analysis
Industrial users report dramatic savings in time and labor costs
Ron Goldman
26 Thermal Analysis and Reaction Calorimetry
Three of the principal techniques for measuring thermal physical properties of a chemical reaction are compared
Jasbir Singh and David Leggett

DEPARTMENTS

8 UPDATE
13 COMPUTERS IN CHEMISTRY
Welcome to the virtual laboratory
Stephen Warde
29 INDUSTRY TODAY
Pharmaceuticals remain the focus of US investing in overseas chemical operations
David M. Kiefer
31 HEALTH PERSPECTIVES
Health information online
Trevor Smith
35 REGULATIONS AND YOU
The risk cup taketh over
James F. Ryan
38 THE WAY WE WERE
A century of pain relief
David M. Kiefer
43 NEW PRODUCTS
49 INDEX TO VOLUME 6, 1997
52 COMMENT
Phone calls
James F. Ryan


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