Environmental laboratories usually involve a study of rain. To show the volume of acid in natural rain or snow, a titration is used. The procedure is quick, and results are consistent. Since most titration procedures do not require expensive equipment, the test can be done often with fairly little effort.

The key difference between industrial and college lab preparation of standard solution is the procedure. In the industrial environment people can prepare a standard solution without supervision but in college students are supervised. In industrial places they have machines that can read the measurements exactly and this gets automatically recorded down, this takes away any errors. And in a college, they do it without machines the just do it manually and this could lead to errors. Colleges use volumetric flask, pipettes and burettes whilst industry uses an automatic titrator.