TNI WEBINAR 6 – TECHNICAL CRITERIA FOR MICROBIOLOGY METHODS AND EQUIPMENT

Microbiology methods and equipment in an ELAP lab

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This webinar will discuss concepts and requirements related to microbiology methods including presence/absence, enumeration methods, membrane filtration, and others. Principles of quality control, techniques, and program requirements will be discussed. Aspects of drinking water requirements as specified in 40 CFR Part 141 will be reviewed along with recent changes to the 2016 TNI Standard.


Your Instructor


Tony Francis, PhD
Tony Francis, PhD

Dr. Francis has extensive experience in chemistry and biology. He is currently a principal with SAW Environmental (2004 to present). He was owner/operator of a large environmental laboratory in Nevada prior to becoming a full-time consultant. He performs and manages third‐party laboratory audits for several states, QA/QC consulting to individual laboratories, and provides internal audits, data integrity training, and data validation to private and governmental laboratories. Dr. Francis is a contract assessor for IAS assessing laboratories to ISO/IEC 17025 and various TNI Standards. He is a fully qualified NELAC assessor in organic and inorganic chemistry, microbiology, cryptosporidium, radiochemistry, solids, aqueous, tissue, and air. He is an EPA-approved drinking water certification officer in all areas available.

Dr. Francis performs 30-40 audits per year. He received his PhD in chemistry from the U. of Utah, 2003

Course Curriculum


  Microbiology Methods and Equipment in an ELAP Lab
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