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Short description: Method 8265 Volatile Organic Compounds in Water, Soil, Soil Gas and Air by Direct Sampling Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (DSITMS)

Method 5035A Closed-System Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples

Method 4025: [PDF File, Screening for Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) by Immunoassay

Method 3570 Microscale Solvent Extraction (MSE)

Method 3511 Organic Compounds in Water by Microextraction

Method 8323 Determination of Organotins by Micro-Liquid Chromatography- Electrospray Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry
Method 8000C Determinative Chromatographic Separations

Method 5030C Purge-and-Trap for Aqueous Samples

Method 8015D Nonhalogenated Organics Using GC/FID

Method 5021A Volatile Organic Compounds in Various Sample Matrices Using Equilibrium Headspace Analysis

Method 9015 Metal Cyanide Complexes by Anion Exchange Chromatography and UV Detection

Method 9013A Cyanide Extraction Procedure for Solids and Oils

Method 3542A Extraction of Semivolatile Analytes Collected Using Method 0010 (Modified Method 5 Sampling Train)

Method 3200 Mercury Species Fractionation and Quantification by Microwave-assisted Extraction, Selective Solvent Extraction and/or Solid Phase Extraction

Method 8260C: Volatile Organic Compounds By Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry(GC/MS)

Method 8261A Volatile Organic Compounds By Vacuum Distillation In Combination With Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (VD/GC/MS)

Method 8330B Nitroaromatics, Nitramines and Nitrate Esters by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Method 6850 Perchlorate in Water, Soils and Solid Wastes Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Electrospray Ionization/Mass Spectrometry

Method 6860 Perchlorate in Water, Soils and Solid Wastes Using Ion Chromatography/Electrospray Ionization/Mass Spectrometry

Method 8270D Semivolatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)


 
Long description: Method 8265 Volatile Organic Compounds in Water, Soil, Soil Gas and Air by Direct Sampling Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (DSITMS)

This method uses direct sampling ion trap mass spectrometry (DSITMS) for the rapid quantitative measurement, continuous real-time monitoring, and qualitative and quantitative preliminary screening of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in water, soil, soil gas, and air. DSITMS introduces sample materials directly into an ion trap mass spectrometer by means of a simple interface (such as a capillary restrictor). There is little if any sample preparation and no chromatographic separation. The response of the instrument to analytes in a sample is nearly instantaneous. In addition, the instrument is field transportable, rugged, and relatively easy to operate and maintain.


Method 5035A Closed-System Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples

This method describes a closed-system purge-and-trap sample preparation process for the analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in solid materials (e.g., soils, sediments, and solid waste). While the method is designed for use on samples containing low levels of VOCs, procedures are also provided for collecting and preparing solid samples containing high concentrations of VOCs and for oily wastes. In addition, the method contains an appendix with pertinent information and appropriate references based on EPA's evaluation of currently available data and technology as applied to the most appropriate sample handling and preservation procedures in order to minimize the loss of VOCs during the collection and analysis of aqueous and solid materials, such as groundwater, wastewater, soils, solid waste, or sediments. These procedures are designed to minimize the losses of VOCs through the two most common mechanisms, volatilization and biodegradation.


Method 4025: [PDF File, Screening for Polychlorinated Dibenzodioxins and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) by Immunoassay

This method is a procedure for the analysis of PolyChlorinated DibenzoDioxins and PolyChlorinated DibenzoFurans (PCDD/Fs) in soil at 500 ppt (pg/g). The procedure uses an Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA) commercially available test kit containing a polyclonal antibody specific for PCDD/Fs. The EIA kit is designed for the screening of samples according to their toxic equivalent concentration (TEQ) by responding to the toxic PCDD/F congeners in approximate correlation with their toxic equivalency factors (TEFs). The test is capable of multiple congener recognition and preferentially targets congeners with high TEF values; i.e., those with the highest toxicity relative to 2,3,7,8- TetraChloroDibenzo-p-Dioxin (2,3,7,8-TCDD). The final measured EIA response is the sum of the individual congener responses. This response correlates with TEQ because the immunoassay cross-reaction profile for PCDD/Fs correlates with TEF values.


Method 3570 Microscale Solvent Extraction (MSE)

Method 3570 is a procedure for extracting selected volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile organic compounds from solid matrices such as soils, sludges, and wastes using a microscale approach which minimizes sample size and solvent usage, thereby reducing the supply costs, health and safety issues, and waste generated.


Method 3511 Organic Compounds in Water by Microextraction

Method 3511 is a procedure for extracting selected volatile and semivolatile organic compounds from water using a microscale approach which minimizes sample size and solvent usage, thereby reducing the supply costs, health and safety issues, and waste generated.


Method 8323 Determination of Organotins by Micro-Liquid Chromatography- Electrospray Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry

Method 8323 is the first product of an OSW project to develop a series of class-specific Electrospray HPLC/MS methods to replace the obsolete Thermospray interface currently used in Method 8321. When the project is complete, OSW will issue a single integrated Electrospray HPLC/MS method. Method 8323 covers the use of solid-phase extraction (SPE) discs, solvent extractions (for biological tissues) as sample preparation methods, and micro-liquid chromatography ( LC) coupled with Electrospray ion trap mass spectrometry (ES-ITMS) [this technique would also be applicable to ES-quadrupole mass spectrometry (ES-MS)] for the determination of organotins (as the cation) in waters and biological tissues.


Method 8000C Determinative Chromatographic Separations

Method 8000C is not a determinative method, but instead provides updated guidance on analytical chromatography and describes calibration and appropriate quality control procedures that are common to all SW-846 chromatographic methods. However, more specific quality control requirements that are provided in the applicable determinative method will supersede those noted in Method 8000C. Method 8000C should be applied in conjunction with all SW-846 determinative chromatographic methods.


Method 5030C Purge-and-Trap for Aqueous Samples

Method 5030C describes a purge-and-trap procedure for the analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in aqueous samples and water miscible liquid samples. It also describes the analysis of high concentration soil and waste sample extracts prepared in Method 5035. The gas chromatographic determinative steps are found in Methods 8015 and 8021. The method is also applicable to GC/MS Method 8260.


Method 8015D Nonhalogenated Organics Using GC/FID

Method 8015D may be used to determine the concentrations of various nonhalogenated volatile organic compounds and semivolatile organic compounds, including fuel oxygenate compounds, by gas chromatography using a flame ionization detector (FID).


Method 5021A Volatile Organic Compounds in Various Sample Matrices Using Equilibrium Headspace Analysis

Method 5021 is a general purpose method for the preparation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soil/sediment, solid waste, aqueous and water-miscible liquid samples for determination by gas chromatography (GC) or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). The method is applicable to a wide range of organic compounds that have sufficiently high volatility to be effectively removed from samples using an equilibrium headspace procedure. It is particularly useful as the sample preparation method for fuel oxygenates when both the ethers and alcohols are target analytes of concern.


Method 9015 Metal Cyanide Complexes by Anion Exchange Chromatography and UV Detection

This test method uses anion exchange chromatography and UV detection for the quantitative measurement of the individual anionic metal cyanide complexes of iron, cobalt, silver, gold, copper, and nickel in waters and solid waste extracts. There is no derivatization and little if any sample preparation. The analytes are measured directly in aqueous solution as the anionic cyanide complex species. Solid waste samples may also be analyzed through the use of a simple alkaline extraction procedure (Method 9013). Metal cyanide concentrations in the µg/L range are determined using on-line sample preconcentration.


Method 9013A Cyanide Extraction Procedure for Solids and Oils

Method 9013A is a procedure for extracting soluble and insoluble cyanides from solids and oil wastes prior to analysis using aqueous-based determinative methods. The resulting extraction solutions may be distilled and analyzed for total cyanide and/or cyanides amenable to chlorination (Methods 9010, 9012 and 9014) as well as analyzed for metal cyanide complexes (Method 9015). The method is applicable to oil, solid, and multiphasic sample matrices.


Method 3542A Extraction
 
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