ADaPT (Automated Data Processing Tool) is a Microsoft Access application used by the Division of Waste Management (DWM)
to evaluate analytical chemistry data from water, soil, and air samples. It checks for the completeness of data using method
specific Quality Control (QC) elements specified in the DWM library, and then further evaluates the data. For example,
ADaPT evaluates all QC data reporting, all QC that falls outside specific QC limits, and compares all lab quality control
accuracy and precision information reported in the Electronic Data Deliverable (EDD) against the criteria established in
the DWM library. Further, it evaluates holding times and looks for contamination in the samples collected for field equipment
blanks. If QC problems (outliers) exist, and the laboratory has not assigned or has incorrectly assigned the appropriate
qualifiers, then ADaPT will add the necessary qualifiers to the associated sample results.
The ADaPT software requires Microsoft Office Access version 2007 or 2010 (32-bit only). The newest version
of the ADaPT software (version 8.0.03) does NOT have an Install Shield installation. Installation is accomplished by
replacing the existing ADaPT 6.4 ADaPTModule.mdb file. Please refer to the
ADaPT 8.0 Update Instructions
In order to install ADaPT 8.0.03, you must first have ADaPT 6.4 installed on your computer. If you do not have ADaPT
6.4 installed, please refer to our
ADaPT 6.4 Installation Instructions.
For a complete list of modifications and enhancements to each version of ADaPT, refer to our
The following are links to files and resources applicable to all program areas within the DWM.
ADaPT Error Check Guidance
Division of Waste Management Master Library
(last updated 04/10/2014) The library contains DWM appropriate analytical methods for matrices and analytes, method
required QC elements, and method specific QC element control limits. Please review our
DWM Library Additions document
for details on the procedure for adding appropriate methods and analytes to the library. Refer to the
DWM Library History
for a complete list of library modifications and additions.
Division of Waste Management Valid Values
(last updated 04/10/2014) Valid values are used to validate data and identify methods, matrices, unique Client Analyte IDs, analyte names
and QC elements specified in the DWM library, and also contains all DWM Project Numbers (site/facility IDs) and Project Names (site/facility
names), and all Florida Department of Health NELAC certified laboratories and sample preparation methods. To update the valid values, right
click the link and save to local drive.
Project Number (Site ID/Facility ID) Lookup by Program Area
This tool can help you locate the correct ID number for your Waste Cleanup or Petroleum Cleanup site.
Subscribe to the
to automatically receive notifications on updates to ADaPT and the DWM Library. All ADaPT users should sign up for this list serve
to stay up-to-date on any issues and changes. Notifications will direct you to the ADaPT homepage so you can download new versions
of ADaPT and/or changes to the DWM Library.
ADaPT Training Opportunities
are available from LDC (Laboratory Data Consultants).
This link is provided for informational purposes only. No mandatory third
party ADaPT training is required to use ADaPT, but some may find it helpful.
The DWM is comprised of three program areas: Permitting and Compliance Assistance, Waste Cleanup, and Petroleum Restoration.
Although there are many components of ADaPT that are applicable to the entire DWM, each program has its own requirements for
submittal of ADaPT deliverables. Specific requirements and user guides for each program are provided below.