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SELECTED REFERENCES AND INTERNAL DOCUMENTS


SELECTED REFERENCES FOR CLEANING OF EQUIPMENT FOR WATER SAMPLING

American Public Health Association, American Water Works Association, and Water Environment Federation, 1992, Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater (18th ed.): Washington, D.C., American Public Health Association, variously paged.

Baedecker, M.J., and Cozzarelli, I.M., 1992, The determination and fate of unstable constituents of contaminated groundwater, in Lesage, Suzanne, and Jackson, R.E., eds., 1992, Groundwater contamination and analysis at hazardous waste sites: New York, Marcel Dekker, p. 425-461.

Bennett, H., ed., 1986, Concise chemical and technical dictionary (4th ed.): New York, Chemical Publishing Co., p. 99.

Burkhardt, M.R., Kammer, J.A., Jha, V.K, Omara-Lopez, P.G., and Woodworth, M.T., 1997, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of nonpurgeable suspended organic carbon by wet-chemical oxidation and infrared spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-380, 33 p.

Busenberg, Eurybiades, and Plummer, L.N., 1992, Use of chlorofluorocarbons (CCl3F and CCl2F2) as hydrologic tracers and age-dating tools--Example, The alluvium and terrace system of central Oklahoma: Water Resources Research, v. 28, no. 9, p. 2257-2283.

Capel, P.D., and Larson, S.J., 1996, Evaluation of selected information on splitting devices for water samples: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4141, 103 p.

Capel, P.D., Nacionales, F.C., and Larson, S.J., 1995, Precision of a splitting device for water samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-293, 6 p.

Carmody, R.W., Plummer, L.N., Busenberg, Eurybiades, and Coplen, T.B., 1998, Methods for collection of dissolved sulfate and sulfide and analysis of their sulfur isotopic composition: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-234, 91 p.

Edwards, T.K., and Glysson, G.D., 1998, Field methods for measurement of fluvial sediment: U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 3, chap. C2, 80 p.

Gibs, Jacob, and Imbrigiotta, T.E., 1990, Well-purging criteria for sampling purgeable organic compounds: Ground Water, v. 28, no. 1, p 68-78.

Horowitz, A.J., Demas, C.R., Fitzgerald, K.K., Miller, T.L., and Rickert, D.A., 1994, U.S. Geological Survey protocol for the collection and processing of surface-water samples for the subsequent determination of inorganic constituents in filtered water: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-539, 57 p.

Horowitz, A.J., Elrick, K.A., and Colberg, M.R., 1992, The effect of membrane filtration artifacts on dissolved trace element concentrations: Water Resources, v. 26, no. 6, p. 753-763.

Keith, L.H., ed., 1988, Principles of environmental sampling: Washington, D.C., American Chemical Society, 458 p.

Keith, L.H., ed., 1991, Compilation of EPA’s sampling and analysis methods: Chelsea, Mich., Lewis Publishers, 803 p.

Keith, L.H., Crummett, W., Deegan, J., Libby, R.A., Taylor, J.K., and Wentler, G., 1983, Principles of environmental analysis: Analytical Chemistry,
v. 55, p. 2210-2218.

Kennedy, V.C., Jenne, E.A., and Burchard, J.M., 1976, Backflushing filters for field processing of water samples prior to trace-element analyses: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 76-126, 12 p.

Koterba, M.T., Wilde, F.D., and Lapham, W.W., 1995, Ground-water data-collection protocols and procedures for the National Water-Quality Assessment Program--collection and documentation of water-quality samples and related data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-399, 113 p.

Lapham, W.W., Wilde, F.D., and Koterba, M.T., 1997, Guidelines and standard procedures for studies of ground-water quality--selection and installation of wells, and supporting documentation: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 96-4233, 110 p.

Lindley, C.E., Stewart, J.T., and Sandstrom, M.W., 1996, Determination of low concentrations of acetochlor in water by automated solid-phase extraction and gas chromatography with mass-selective detection: Journal of AOAC International, v. 79, no. 4, p. 962-966.

Manning, T.K., Smith, K.E., Wood, C.D., and Williams, J.B., 1994, Pesticide-sampling equipment, sample-collection and processing procedures, and water-quality data at Chicod Creek, North Carolina, 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-50, 35 p.

McCarthy, J.F., 1988, Mobility of colloidal particles in the subsurface-- chemistry and hydrology of colloid -aquifer interactions: Oak Ridge, Tenn., Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 111 p.

McCarthy, J. F., and Zachara, J. M., 1989, Subsurface transport of contaminants: Environmental Science and Technology, v. 5, no. 23,
p. 496-502.

Sandstrom, M.W.,1990, Sampling requirements for organic contaminants, in American Water Works Association Annual Conference: Cincinnati, Ohio, Management Challenges of New Monitoring Requirements for Organic Chemicals, American Water Works Association Seminar Proceedings, p. 71-85.

Norris, J., 1988, Techniques for sampling surface and industrial waters-- special considerations and choices, in Keith, L.H., ed., Principles of environmental sampling: Washington, D.C., American Chemical Society,
p. 247-253.

Plummer, L.N., Michel, R.L., Thurman, E.M., and Glynn, P.D., 1993, Environmental tracers for age dating young ground water, in Alley, W.M., ed., Regional ground-water quality, chap. 11: New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold, p. 255-294.

Puls, R.W., and Barcelona, M.J., 1989, Ground water sampling for metals analyses: Washington, D.C., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, EPA Ground Water Issue, EPA/540/4-89/ 001, 6 p.

Robards, Kevin, McKelvie, I.D., Benson, R.L., Worsfold, P.J., Blundell, N.J., and Casey, Harry, 1994, Determination of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen and silicon species in waters: Analytica Chemica Acta, v. 287, p. 147-190.

Salonen, Kalevi, 1979, Comparison of different glass fibre and silver metal filters for the determination of particulate organic carbon: Hydrobiologia,
v. 67, p. 29-32.

Sandstrom, M.W., 1990, Sampling requirements for organic contaminants, in American Water Works Association Annual Conference: Cincinnati, Ohio, Management Challenges of New Monitoring Requirements for Organic Chemicals, American Water Works Association Seminar Proceedings,
p. 71-85.

Sandstrom, M.W., 1995, Filtration of water-sediment samples for the determination of organic compounds: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4105, 13 p.

Sandstrom, M.W., Wyodoski, D.S., Schroeder, M.P., Zamboni, J.L., and Foreman, W.T., 1992 [1994], Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory-- determination of organonitrogen herbicides in water by solid-phase extraction and capillary-column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with selectedion monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-519, 26 p.

Shelton, L.R., 1994, Field guide for collecting and processing stream-water samples for the National Water-Quality Assessment Program: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-455, 42 p.

Taylor, J.K., 1987, Quality assurance of chemical measurements: Chelsea, Mich., Lewis Publishers, 328 p.

Timme, P.J., 1995, National Water Quality Laboratory 1995 services catalog: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-352, 120 p.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1980, Samplers and sampling procedures for hazardous waste stream: EPA 600/2-80-018, 70 p.

______1982a, Sampling protocols for collecting surface water, bed sediment, bivalves, and fish for priority pollutant analysis: Washington, D.C., Final Draft Report, Office of Water Regulations and Standards Monitoring and Data Support Division, EPA 68-01-6195, variously paged.

______1982b, Handbook for sampling and sample preservation of water and wastewater: Cincinnati, Ohio, Environment Monitoring and Support Laboratory, EPA 600/4-82-029, 402 p.

______1983, Addendum to Handbook for sampling and sample preservation of water and wastewater: Environment Monitoring and Support Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio, EPA 600/4-82-029, 28 p.

______1987, A compendium of Superfund field operations methods: Washington, D.C., Office of Emergency and Remedial Response, EPA/540-P-87/001, 508 p.

U.S. Geological Survey, 1984, Chemical and physical quality of water and sediment, chap. 5 in U.S. Geological Survey, National handbook of recommended methods for water-data acquisition: p. 5-1 to 5-194.

Ward, J.R., and Harr, C.A., eds., 1990, Methods for collection and processing of surface-water and bed-material samples for physical and chemical analyses: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-140, 71 p.

Wells, F.C., Gibbons, W.J., and Dorsey, M.E., 1990, Guidelines for collection and field analysis of water-quality samples from streams in Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-127, 79 p.

Werner, S.L., Burkhardt, M.R., and DeRusseau, S.N., 1996, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory-- determination of pesticides in water by Carbopak-B solid-phase extraction and high-performance liquid chromatography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-216, 42 p.

Williams, P.M., Bauer, J.E., Robertson, K.J., Wolgast, D.M., and Occelli, M.L., 1993, Report on DOC and DON measurements made at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1988-1991: Marine Chemistry, v. 41, p. 271-281.

Zaugg, S.D., Sandstrom, M.W., Smith, S.G., and Fehlberg, K.M., 1995, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--determination of pesticides in water by C-18 solid-phase extraction and capillary-column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with selected-ion monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-181, 49 p.


Internal Documents

Office of Water Quality, National Water Quality Laboratory, and Water Resources Division numbered memorandums are available electronically on the Internet through the USGS Home Page on the World Wide Web. The site address (URL) is http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/get?techmemo.

Water Quality

Memo No.
Title
Date
qw 92.01 Distilled/Deionized Water for District Operations Dec. 20, 1991
qw 92.02 Field Preparation of Containers for Aqueous Samples Dec. 20, 1991
qw 92.06 Report of Committee on Sample Shipping Integrity and Cost Mar. 20, 1992
qw 92.11 Return of Spent Mercury and Dichromate Ampoules to the National Water Quality Laboratory July. 16, 1992
qw 94.09 Revision of New Division Protocol for Collecting and Processing Surface-Water Samples for Low-Level Inorganic Analyses Jan. 28, 1994
qw 94.16 New Preservation Techniques for Nutrient Samples Aug. 5, 1994
qw 95.02* Establishment of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Laboratory for Determination of Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in Air and Water Samples Dec. 29, 1994
qw 97.03 Protocols for Cleaning a Teflon Cone Splitter to Produce Contaminant-Free Subsamples for Subsequent Determinations of Trace Elements Feb. 7, 1997
qw 97.06 Comparison of the Suspended-Sediment Splitting Capabilities of the Churn and Cone Splitters May. 5, 1997
qw 99.04 Changes in Field Treatment Protocols and Bottle Types for Whole-Water Samples Collected for Total Ammonium Plus Organic Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Determinations Nov. 25, 1998

National Water Quality Laboratory

Memo No.
Title
Date
92.01 Technology Transfer--Availability of Equipment Blank Water for Inorganic and Organic Analysis Mar. 25, 1992
92.04 Bottles for Tritium Analyses Aug. 12, 1992
93.01 Identification of Low Levels of Sodium Contamination in Nitric Acid Samples Oct. 5, 1992
93.09 Radon-Discontinuance of Duplicate Samples for Radon-In-Water Aug. 24, 1993
95.04 Shipping Samples to the National Water Quality Laboratory Dec. 2, 1994
95.05 Nitrogen Isotope Sample Preservation for Water Samples March 8, 1995
96.05 Collection, Processing, and Analysis of Carbon Isotope Samples April 5, 1996

97.01

97.015

Use of Syringes to Add Volatile Organic

Compounds to Water Samples for Use as Matrix Spike Samples (97.015 is supplementary)

Nov. 5, 1996
97.045 Collection, Processing, and Analysis of Ground-Water Samples for Tritium/Helium-3 Dating April 7, 1997
97.05 Using the National Water Quality Laboratory for the Analysis of Drinking Water Samples Feb. 28, 1997


*95.02 Was prepard jointly by the Office of Water Quality and the Office of Ground Water.

 


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