Waste Water Matrix Wet Chemistry

Analyte
Method
Sample Quantity1
Container Type
Preservation
Hold Time
Alkalinity -Total SM2320B 200 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 14 days
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5) SM5210B 200 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
Bromide EPA 300.0 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 28 days
Carbon Dioxide SM4500-CO2-C 500 ml plastic or glass none immediately
Carbonaceous BOD5 SM 5210B 500 ml plastic or glass none 48 hours
Cation Exchange Capacity SW846 9081 400 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 28 days
Chloride SM 4500-Cl- E or 300.0 100 ml plastic or glass none 28 days
Color SM2120B 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) HACH 8000 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Conductance, Specific SM 2510B 200 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 28 days
Corrosivity (pH only) EPA 150.1 & SM4500(H+)B 100 ml plastic or glass none immediately
Cyanide-Amenable EPA 335.1 250 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, NaOH pH>10 14 days
Cyanide-Total EPA 335.4 250 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, NaOH pH>10 14 days
Fluoride SM 4500-F-C or 300.0 500 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 28 days
Hardness 200.7 & SM 2340B 100 ml plastic or glass HNO3 pH<2 6 months
Ignitability SW846 1010A 300 ml glass cool 4°C 7 days
Nitrogen-Ammonia EPA 350.1 250 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Nitrogen-Nitrate EPA 353.2 or 300.0 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
Nitrogen-Nitrite EPA 353.2 or 300.0 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
Nitrogen-Nitrate+Nitrite EPA 335.2 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Nitrogen-Nitrate+Nitrite EPA 300.0 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
Nitrogen-Organic EPA 351.2 – EPA 350.1 300 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Nitrogen-Total Kjeldahl EPA 351.2 250 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Oil & Grease (n-Hexane) EPA 1664B or SW846 9070A 1 L glass amber cool 4°C, HCl or H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Oil & Grease (n-Hexane/SGT) EPA 1664B or SW846 9070A 1 L glass amber cool 4°C, HCl or H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Oxygen, Dissolved SM4500(O)G BOD Bottle glass Winkler fix, dark 8 hours
pH SM4500(H+)B 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4oC immediately
Phenolics EPA 420.4 250 ml glass amber cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Phosphate-Meta SM4500(P)B&F 200 ml plastic or glass filter immediately, cool 4°C 48 hours
Phosphate-Ortho EPA 365.1 or 300.0 200 ml plastic or glass filter immediately, cool 4°C 48 hours
Phosphate-Total SM4500(P)B&F 250 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Solids-Dissolved SM 2540C 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 7 days
Solids-Fixed SM2540E 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 7 days
Solids-Settleable SM2540F or EPA 160.3 1 L plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
Solids-Suspended SM2540D 200 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 7 days
Solids-Total SM2540B&G 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 7 days
Solids-Volatile EPA 160.4 & SM2540E 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 7 days
Sulfate SM4500-SO4E or EPA 300.0 200 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 28 days
Sulfide SM4500(S2)D or F 500 ml plastic cool 4°C, Zn acetate, NaOH pH>9 7 days
Sulfite SM4500(SO32-)B 100 ml plastic or glass none immediately
Temperature SM 2550 NA NA none none (on site)
Total Organic Carbon (TOC) SM5310B 3 vials of 40 ml glass cool 4°C, H3PO4 pH<2 28 days
Total Organic Halides (TOX) SW846 9020B 2 vials of 40 ml amber glass with no headspace cool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Total Recoverable Petroleum Hydrocarbons EPA 1664 Rev. A 1 L glass amber cool 4°C, HCl or H2SO4 pH<2 28 days
Turbidity EPA 180.1 100 ml plastic or glass cool 4°C 48 hours
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.