epa method Articles

  • Introducing a New ASTM Method for the Determination of Total Nitrogen, and TKN by Calculation, in Water Samples

    The USEPA Clean Water Act (CWA) requires national approval for all methods used for CWA compliance. There are approved methods for the determination of inorganic nitrogen (NO3-N, NO2-N, and NH3-N), and for organic nitrogen (TKN – NH3-N)2. There are no EPA approved methods for the determination of total nitrogen although it is a required parameter in many USEPA permits, including monitoring ...

  • Why Are CHP Closing All Over The World?

    Burning of coal nowadays has become a big problem. The main reason for this is a rapid increase of mankind. So, China burns half of coal in the world. Since 2000 the share of coal in world energy production has increased from 25 to 30%, and the Chinese economy is responsible for 82% of this growth. In Beijing, it is customary to use ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Seeking Clarity in Noise

    Environmental noise regulation can be frustrating. The noise limits, applicable measurement metrics, assessment methods and level of enforcement vary a lot by region and jurisdiction and rarely do they all align. Historically, noise emitters and sensitive receivers could afford to use distance to separate themselves. Consequently, environmental noise laws were first developed in regions with high ...


    By Innova Global Limited.

  • Rhode Island Wastewater Plants Key To Water Quality Reversal

    Despite evidence that often points to the contrary, many bodies of water around the country stand as prime examples of how environmental quality can be improved with the proper will and effort. Take, for instance, Narragansett Bay, located on the north side of the Rhode Island Sound. Located near some of America’s oldest settlements, the bay has ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • EPA Speeds Alternative Method Approvals

    As anyone in the water business will tell you, standard analytical methods are critically important. On April 10, 2007, the EPA announced its intent to implement an expedited process for approving alternative analytical testing methods under various federal water programs. Background Under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), EPA promulgates national primary drinking water regulations ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • US EPA Method 8270 Semivolatiles on the Equity-5

    US EPA Method 8270 describes the analysis of a wide variety of semivolatile compounds by GC/MS. In this application, the Equity-5 was used to analyze 74 compounds commonly targeted for analysis by environmental laboratories. The analysis also included 6 internal standards and 8 surrogates. The Equity column showed excellent peak shape and response for both basic and acidic compounds, including ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Microwave digestion – EPA method 3052 on the Multiwave 3000

    Microwave sample preparation provides an efficient and clean sample preparation for multi-element analytical techniques such as ICP-OES and ICP-MS. As Microwave assisted digestion has evolved, so have the methodologies. EPA method 3052 is designed for the “total” analysis in a variety of matrices including soil, sediments, sludge, oils, biological and botanical materials. This method ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Increased laboratory productivity for ICPOES applied to U.S. EPA method 6010C

    The use of an ESI SC FAST autosampler coupled to a Perkin Elmer Optima 7300 DV ICP can dramatically improve productivity for the analysis of environmental samples using EPA SW-846 Method 6010C. Sample throughput, as determined by sample-to-sample run time can be improved by as much as 100% as compared to traditional sample introduction systems and autosampler configurations. Both sample analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Action Plan for Japanese Method Implementation in EPA Covasna County

    In Romania there are 41 administrative units named “Judeţ,e” i.e. “counties”. In each of them, there are an Environment Protection Agency, destined to apply the State Environmental Policy, an other EPA works for environmental problems of the Bucharest, and finally, an special EPA is designed to manage “The Biosphere Reservation of the Danube Delta” (declared by UNESCO in 1990). Covasna ...


    By S.C. ELCOMEDIU s.r.l.

  • Increased sample throughput for ICP-OES applied to U.S. EPA method 200.7

    The application of an SC-FAST sample introduction system to the analysis of natural and certified water samples is described. The SC-FAST system consists of an autosampler, sample loop, switching valve, high efficiency nebulizer and a glass cyclonic spray chamber to perform analysis by direct nebulization. The potential benefits of this introduction system are numerous and include: increased ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Increased sample throughput for ICP-OES applied to U.S. EPA method 200.7

    The application of an SC-FAST sample introduction system to the analysis of natural and certified water samples is described. The SC-FAST system consists of an autosampler, sample loop, switching valve, high efficiency nebulizer and a glass cyclonic spray chamber to perform analysis by direct nebulization. The potential benefits of this introduction system are numerous and include: increased ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • EPA - 40 CFR Part 51, Appendix M - Test Method 205

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION (DEP)   40 CFR PART 51   ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • US EPA Method 525.2 Semivolatiles by GC-MS on the Supelco SLB™-5ms

    US EPA Method 525.2 describes the procedure for the extraction and analysis of semivolatile organic compounds from drinking and source water. The compound list includes polynuclear aromatics, phthalates, pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls.  This application illustrates the separation of a majority of the single peak analytes listed in this method, using a SLB-5ms, 30 m x 0.25 mm I.D., ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Quantitative LC-MS/MS Analysis of Microcystin Cyclopeptides: EPA Method 544

    Accurate and sensitive characterization and quantification of a structurally diverse class of microcystin cyclopeptides was accomplished using UHPLC-MS-MS. In this analysis, microcystins-RR, YR, and LR were measured using a Nexera UHPLC with a LCMS-8050 triple quadrupole MS detector with ESI ionization in accordance with EPA Method 544. The results of this study ...

  • EPA Method 6200 and Field Portable X-ray Fluorescence Safety

    Overview: These training notes provide a brief introduction to x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis of soils. XRF has been used to characterize a broad range of materials for over twenty years. Recent advances in digital electronics and semi-conductor technology has yielded very portable XRF analyzers for field analysis of many sample types including soils. These notes will cover the following ...

  • US EPA Method 625 Semivolatiles by GC-MS on the Supelco SLB™-5ms

      Application Report 473: US EPA Method 625 describes the procedure for the analysis of industrial and municipal waste water samples by GC-MS. This analysis illustrates the separation of the single-peak base-neutral and acid compounds listed in the method, along with commonly used surrogates and internal standards. ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Trace Analysis of PAHs using EPA methods 3541, 3545 and 8100

    The Extraction System B-811 and the Syncore Analyst parallel concentrator from Buchi as well as the Pressurized Solvent Extractor from Applied Separations were evaluated for the pretreatment of samples containing PAHs. Recoveries of extraction and subsequent concentration using acetone-n-hexane (1+1) were 70-95% for 2 ring and 90-100% for less volatile 3-5 ring PAHs. A good precision (95% ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Increased laboratory productivity for ICPOES applied to U.S. EPA method 6010C

    The use of an ESI SC FAST autosampler coupled to a Perkin Elmer Optima 7300 DV ICP can dramatically improve productivity for the analysis of environmental samples using EPA SW-846 Method 6010C. Sample throughput, as determined by sample-to-sample run time can be improved by as much as 100% as compared to traditional sample introduction systems and autosampler configurations. Both sample analysis ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • U.S. EPA approves first enzymatic method for SDWA reporting of nitrate

    The US Environmental Protection Agency periodically updates methods laboratories can use for protecting the quality of the nation's drinking water.  The Safe Drinking Water Act office of the EPA published its list of Alternate Test Protocols (ATP) in the Federal Register in July 2016. ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • US EPA Method 515 Chlorinated Acids on Equity-1701

    The potential health effects associated with many chlorinated acid herbicides has led to regulations regarding their use. US EPA method 515 describes the GC/ECD analysis of these compounds as their methyl ester derivatives in ground and drinking water, and lists a 1701-type capillary for use as a secondary column. In this application, 15 out of the 16 herbicides listed in method 515 were resolved ...


    By MilliporeSigma

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