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5.6 Summary of sample-collection and sample-processing procedures for specific analytes

By D.B. Radtke and Jacob Gibs

  5.6.1 Common organic compounds
    5.6.1.A Volatile organic compounds
    5.6.1.B Semivolatile organic compounds, pesticides, organonitrogen herbicides, polychlorinated biphenyls
    5.6.1.C Phenols
    5.6.1.D Organic carbon: total, dissolved, and suspended
    5.6.1.E Methylene blue active substances and oil and grease
  5.6.2 Major ions and trace elements
    5.6.2.A Major and minor cations and trace elements
    5.6.2.B Nutrients
    5.6.2.C Anions
  5.6.3 Stable isotopes and radiochemicals
    5.6.3.A Carbon (13C/12C and 14C)
    5.6.3.B Hydrogen (2H/1H) and oxygen (18O/16O)
    5.6.3.C Nitrogen (15N/14N)
    5.6.3.D Sulfur (34S/32S)
    5.6.3.E Radium 226 and radium 228
    5.6.3.F Uranium (U-234, U-235, U-238)
    5.6.3.G Gross radioactivity
    5.6.3.H Tritium
    5.6.3.I Radon-222
    5.6.3.J Tritium/helium-3 (3H/3He)
    5.6.3.K Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC-11, CFC-12, CFC-113)


5-6. Guidelines for selecting the volume needed for filtration of samples for analysis of suspended organic carbon
5-7. Checklist of general equipment and supplies required for broad-spectrum pesticide analysis by onsite solid-phase extraction
5-8. Equipment and supplies used for collection of samples for chlorofluorocarbon analysis


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