These two volumes contain standard procedures for assessing water. Volume 11.01 is divided into four sections:
Terminology, Reagents, and the Reporting of Results--defines terminology relating to water, wastewater, reagent water, and fluvial sediment.
Sampling and Flow Measurement--examines open channel flow measurement, water sampling, and aqueous sampling. Also includes a practice on liquid filtration for comparing particle size in the use of alternative types of particle counters.
General Properties of Water; and Inorganic Constituents--explores how to assess such properties as pH, turbidity, corrosivity, and specific gravity.
Inorganic Constituents--demonstrates how to determine inorganic constituents.
Volume 11.02 is divided into 6 sections, and features standards on general specifications, technical resources, and statistical methods.
Organic Constituents--presents general analysis methods and tests for specific constituents and waterborne oils.
Radioactivity--includes measuring radioactivity and specific radionuclides.
Saline and Brackish Waters, Seawaters, and Brines--determines specific constituents such as barium, iodide and bromide, and chloride ions.
Microbiological Examination--examines subjects such as coliphages and adenosine triphoshate (ATP) content.
Water-Formed Deposits--covers chemical microscopy, preparation and preliminary testing of water-formed deposits, and trace element extraction.
Water–Treatment Materials--features chemicals, particulate ion-exchange materials, membrane filters, and reverse osmosis devices.