Evaluation of Priority Pollutant VOCs in Waste-Water and Solid Waste by EPA Method-624 Gas Chromatography
Processing waste discharges, manufacturing effluents and sewage would not normally have been a problem 50 years ago, but the advent of almost unchecked industrial growth the latter half of the last century has created the POTENTIAL for a wide variety of characterized pollutants to enter the environment of any municipality. The toxic METALS are tested by approved State & Federal methods defined in SW-846, RCRA, NPDES and TCLP protocols to check various industries, such as Plating shops, Foundries, Metal Recyclers and Steel / Alloy Mills. Any ANIONS that may be contaminating a discharge stream or process from raw Sewage, Detergents, Food Wastes and Biological sources; can be determined using the accepted colorimetric methods, also outlined by the USEPA and most State Departments of Environmental Protection. Lastly, the tremendous volume of ORGANIC-based manufacturing: Paints & Pigments, Polymers & Plastics, Petrochemicals, Pesticides (and those are just the “P’s”!); has created an equivalent an equivalent volume of Hazardous Organic wastes.