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Development and Multi-laboratory Verification of U.S. EPA Method 540 for the Analysis of Drinking Water Contaminants by Solid Phase Extraction-LC/MS/MS

Citation:

Tettenhorst, Dan AND J. Shoemaker. Development and Multi-laboratory Verification of U.S. EPA Method 540 for the Analysis of Drinking Water Contaminants by Solid Phase Extraction-LC/MS/MS. Analytical Methods. RSC Publishing, Cambridge, Uk, 6(3):930-939, (2014).

Description:

A drinking water method for 12 chemicals, predominately pesticides, is presented that addresses the occurrence monitoring needs of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a future Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR). The method employs solid phase extraction liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (SPE-LC/MS/MS). The method uses Trizma, 2-chloroacetamide, and L-ascorbic acid to buffer and preserve the drinking water samples to a maximum of 28 days. Chlorpyrifos oxon is restricted to a holding time of 7 days based on experimental data. Mean recoveries of chlorinated ground water samples fortified (n = 4) with the method analytes at 32 ng/L (tebuconazole, tebufenozide, fenamiphos = 12.8 µg/L) are 72.0-109% with <6.5% relative standard deviation. Single laboratory lowest concentration minimum reporting levels of 0.30 2.7 ng/L are demonstrated with this methodology. Multi-laboratory data are presented that demonstrate method ruggedness and transferability for the final method analytes. EPA Method 540 meets all of the UCMR survey requirements for sample collection and storage, precision, accuracy, and sensitivity and may be proposed for use under a future UCMR.

Purpose/Objective:

Publication describes the development of a drinking water method for pesticides that will be use by the Office of Water to gather nationwide occurrence data.

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Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (JOURNAL/PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL)
Start Date: 05/21/2014
Completion Date: 05/21/2014
Record Last Revised: 06/03/2014
Record Created: 05/21/2014
Record Released: 05/21/2014
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 276368

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LAB

MICROBIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT DIVISION

CHEMICAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH BRANCH