PARAMETERS AND METHODS

PARAMETERS AND METHODS FOR WATER AND WASTEWATER ANALYSIS

PARAMETER

ANALYTICAL METHOD

Arsenic

Silver Diethyldithiocarbamate Method (Colorimetric)

BOD5

Azide Modification (Dilution Technique)

Boron

Carmine Colorimetric Method

Cadmium, Total

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry Method (Wet ashing with concentrated HNO3 andHCl)

Chemical Oxygen Demand

Open Reflux Dichromate Method

Chloride

Argentometric Method

Chromium (Hexavalent)

Diphenyl Carbazide Colorimetric Method

Coliform, Fecal and Total

Multiple Tube Fermentation Technique, Membrane Filter Technique

Color

Visual Comparison Method  (Platinum

 Cobalt Scale)

Copper, Dissolved and Total

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric Method

   (Wet Ashing with concentrated HNO3 and HCl)

Cyanide, Free

Specific Ion Electrode Method

Dissolved Oxygen

Azide Modification (Winkler Method), Membrane Electrode Method (DO Meter)

Lead

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric (Wet

 ashing with concentrated HNO3 and HCl)

Nitrate as Nitrogen

Bruccine Method for saline waters, Specific Ion

 Electrode Meter for fresh water

Oil and Grease

Gravimetric Method (Petroleum Ether Extraction)

Organochlorine Pesticides

Gas Chromatographic Method (Electron Capture

 Detector)

Organophosphate Pesticides

Gas Chromatographic Method (FlamePhotometric

 Detector)

pH

Glass Electrode Method

Phenols

Chloroform Extraction Method

Phosphate as Phosphorous

Stannous Chloride Method

Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Gas Chromatography (Electron Capture

 Detector)

Settleable Solids

Imhoff Cone Method

Surfactant (Methylene Blue Active Substances)

Methylene Blue ColorimetricMethod

Temperature

Use of Mercury-Filled Thermometer

Total Mercury

Cold Vapor Technique (Mercury Analyzer or Flameless Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer)

Total Dissolved Solids

Gravimetric Method

Total Suspended Solids

Gravimetric Method

PARAMETERS AND METHODS FOR AMBIENT AND STACK EMISSIONS ANALYSIS

PARAMETER

ANALYTICAL METHOD

Ammonia

Nesslerization Method

Indophenol Method

Carbon Dioxide

Non-Dispersive Infra-Red(NDIR) Spectrophotometric Method

Carbon Disulfide

Tischer Method

Chlorine and Chlorine Compounds expressed as Cl2

Methyl Orange Method

Flourine and Flourine Compounds expressed as HF

Titration Method with Sodium Nitrate Solution

Formaldehyde

Chromotropic Acid Method, MBTH Colorimetric Method

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Hydrogen Chloride

Titration Method with  Mercuric Nitrate Solution

Hydrogen Sulfide

Methylene Blue Method

Lead

High Volume Sampler and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric Method

Mercury

Cold Vapor Technique

Nitrogen Dioxide, Tota

Gas Bubbler Griess Saltzman Method or Chemiluminiscence Method

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Nitrogen Oxides, Total

Phenoldisulphonic Acid Method

Other Heavy Metals (Arsenic, Cadmium, and Copper)

High Volume Sampler and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric Method

Ozone

Neutral Buffer Potassium Iodide (NBKI or Chemiluminescence Method

Phenol

4- Aminoantipyrine Method

Phosphorous Pentoxide

UV-VIS Spectrophotometric Method

Sulfur Dioxide (Ambient sample)

Gas Bubbler and Pararosaniline Method (West and  Gaeke Method) of Flame Photometer   Detector Method

Sulfur Dioxide (stack sample)

Titration Method with Barium Perchlorate/Barium Chloride using Thorin as indicator

Suspended Particulate Matter -TSP PM10

High Volume and Gravimetric Method

High Volume with 10 micron particle-size inlet and Gravimetric Method

PARAMETERS AND METHODS FOR SEDIMENTS AND BIOTA ANALYSIS

PARAMETERS

ANALYTICAL METHOD

Arsenic

Atomic Absorption

Spectrophotometric Method- Hydride Generation

Coliform, Fecal and Total

Multiple Tube Fermentation Technique

Organochlorine Pesticides and Polychlorinated Biphenyls

Gas Chromatograph Method (Electron Capture Detector)

Organophosphate Pesticides

Gas Chromatograph Method (Flame Photometric Detector)

Total Cadmium, Copper, Iron, Lead, Manganese, Nickel, Silver, Zinc

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometric Method (Wet ashing)

Total Mercury

Cold Vapor Technique