Soil/Sediment/Solid Matrix Wet Chemistry

Analyte
Method
Sample Quantity1,2
Container Type
Preservation
Hold Time
Bromide SW 9056 or 9056A 50 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Chloride SW846 9251 or 9056A 50 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Corrosivity (pH only) SW846 9045D 50 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC immediately
Cyanide-Amenable SW846 90132B 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 14 days
Cyanide-Total SW846 9012B 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 14 days
Flash Point SW846 1010A 30 g glass cool 4ºC NA
Fluoride SW846 9056A 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Free Liquids SW846 9095B 200 g plastic or glass none 24 hours
Grain Size (Sieve) ASTM 2488-84 500 g plastic or glass none NA
Ignitability SW846 1010A 30 g glass cool 4ºC NA
Oil & Grease (Hexane) EPA 1664B 60 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Oil & Grease
(Hexane/SGT) (TRPH)
EPA 1664B-SGT 60 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
pH SW846 9045D 50 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC immediately
Phenolics SW846 9066 30 g glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Phosphate-Total EPA 365.1 30 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Reactive Cyanide SW846 Vol 1C Chap. 7, 8.3/7.3.3 30 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 7 days
Reactive Sulfide SW846 Vol 1C Chap. 7, 8.3/7.3.4 30 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 7 days
Solids-Fixed SM2540G 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 7 days
Solids-Total SM2540B&G 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 7 days
Solids-Volatile EPA 160.4 & SM2510G 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 7 days
Sulfate SW846 9038 or 9056A 50 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) SW846 9060
(not performed at AWAL)
20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Total Organic Halides (TOX) SW846 9020B 20 g plastic or glass cool 4ºC 28 days
Total Recoverable
Petroleum Hydrocarbons
EPA 1664A Modified 60 g glass cool 4ºC 28 days
1 – This does not include the volume necessary to perform MS/MSD analyses. Include additional sample (normally 3 times the quoted volume or mass) for each sample requiring an MS/MSD. This extra sample volume should always be included for at least one sample in sample sets of 5 or greater. Contact the laboratory for more information.
2 – For reporting results in dry weight a total solid analysis must be included. Be sure to collect a sample for total solids.