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METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF METALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES
METHODS FOR THE DETERMINATION OF METALS IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C., EPA/600/4-91/010 (NTIS PB91231498), 1991.
Thirteen analytical methods covering 36 analytes which may be present in a ariety of environmental sample types are described in detail. hree of these methods are sample preparation procedures that require a separate determinate step found in other methods in this manual or elsewhere. hese methods involve a wide range of analytical instrumentation including inductively coupled plasma (ICP) atomic emission spectroscopy (AES), ICP mass spectroscopy (MS), atomic absorption (AA) spectroscopy, ion chromatography (SC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and gas chromatography (CC). pplication of these techniques to a diverse group of sample types is a somewhat unique feature of this manual. ample types include waters ranging from drinking water to marine aters as well as industrial and municipal waste water. ethods are also included that will accommodate biological tissues and sediments and soils. roviding a set of comprehensive methods that are applicable to the widest variety of environmental samples and EPA regulatory programs is likely to become more pronounced in the future.