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Water: Metals

Methods for Inorganic Chemical Analysis


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Trace Metals

Sampling Ambient Water for Trace Metals at EPA Water Quality Criteria Levels (PDF) (39 pp, 118K)

Guidance on Establishing Trace Metal Clean Rooms in Existing Facilities January 1996
Provides a mix of what is optimal and what is acceptable in establishing trace metal clean laboratories within existing facilities. It is based on experience rather than specific engineering designs.

Guidance on the Documentation and Evaluation of Trace Metals Data Collected for Clean Water Act Compliance Monitoring (31 pp, 91K) July 1996
Aids in the review of trace metals data submitted for compliance monitoring purposes under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) when these data are collected in accordance with Method 1669 and analyzed by the 1600 Series Analysis Methods. This guidance is applicable to the examination of recently gathered trace metals data and to historical data in existing EPA databases


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