Waste Water Matrix Wet Chemistry

Analyte
Method
Sample Quantity1
Container Type
Preservation
Hold Time
Alkalinity -TotalSM2320B200 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C14 days
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD5)SM5210B200 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C48 hours
BromideEPA 300.0100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C28 days
Carbon DioxideSM4500-CO2-C500 mlplastic or glassnoneimmediately
Carbonaceous BOD5SM 5210B500 mlplastic or glassnone48 hours
Cation Exchange CapacitySW846 9081400 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C28 days
ChlorideSM 4500-Cl- E or 300.0100 mlplastic or glassnone28 days
ColorSM2120B100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C48 hours
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)HACH 8000100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Conductance, SpecificSM 2510B200 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C28 days
Corrosivity (pH only)EPA 150.1 & SM4500(H+)B100 mlplastic or glassnoneimmediately
Cyanide-AmenableEPA 335.1250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, NaOH pH>1014 days
Cyanide-TotalEPA 335.4250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, NaOH pH>1014 days
EhSM 2580B100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°Cimmediately
Ferric, IronSM 3500(Fe)D & SW-846 6010D250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C24 hours
Ferrous, IronSM 3500(Fe)D250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C24 hours
FluorideSM 4500-F-C or 300.0500 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C28 days
Hardness200.7 & SM 2340B100 mlplastic or glassHNO3 pH<26 months
IgnitabilitySW846 1010A300 mlglasscool 4°C7 days
Nitrogen-AmmoniaEPA 350.1250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Nitrogen-NitrateEPA 353.2 or 300.0100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C48 hours
Nitrogen-NitriteEPA 353.2 or 300.0100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C48 hours
Nitrogen-Nitrate+NitriteEPA 335.2100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Nitrogen-Nitrate+NitriteEPA 300.0100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C48 hours
Nitrogen-OrganicEPA 351.2 – EPA 350.1300 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Nitrogen-Total KjeldahlEPA 351.2250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Oil & Grease (n-Hexane)EPA 1664B or SW846 9070A1 Lglass ambercool 4°C, HCl or H2SO4 pH<228 days
Oil & Grease (n-Hexane/SGT)EPA 1664B or SW846 9070A1 Lglass ambercool 4°C, HCl or H2SO4 pH<228 days
Oxygen, DissolvedSM4500(O)GBOD BottleglassWinkler fix, dark8 hours
pHSM4500(H+)B100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°Cimmediately
PhenolicsEPA 420.4250 mlglass ambercool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Phosphate-MetaSM4500(P)B&F200 mlplastic or glassfilter immediately, cool 4°C48 hours
Phosphate-OrthoEPA 365.1 or 300.0200 mlplastic or glassfilter immediately, cool 4°C48 hours
Phosphate-TotalSM4500(P)B&F250 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Solids-DissolvedSM 2540C100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C7 days
Solids-FixedSM2540E100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C7 days
Solids-SettleableSM2540F or EPA 160.31 Lplastic or glasscool 4°C48 hours
Solids-SuspendedSM2540D200 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C7 days
Solids-TotalSM2540B&G100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C7 days
Solids-VolatileEPA 160.4 & SM2540E100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C7 days
SulfateSM4500-SO4E or EPA 300.0200 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C28 days
SulfideSM4500(S2)D or F500 mlplasticcool 4°C, Zn acetate, NaOH pH>97 days
SulfiteSM4500(SO32-)B100 mlplastic or glassnoneimmediately
TemperatureSM 2550NANAnonenone (on site)
Total Organic Carbon (TOC)SM5310B3 vials of 40 mlglasscool 4°C, H3PO4 pH<228 days
Total Organic Halides (TOX)SW846 9020B2 vials of 40 mlamber glass with no headspacecool 4°C, H2SO4 pH<228 days
Total Recoverable Petroleum HydrocarbonsEPA 1664 Rev. A1 Lglass ambercool 4°C, HCl or H2SO4 pH<228 days
TurbidityEPA 180.1100 mlplastic or glasscool 4°C48 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.