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EPA Method B in the EPA methods list database. View all EPA methods. This article compares results from samples prepared and analyzed according to EPA Method B on a sector instrument with those from a. EPA Method B. Summit Environmental Technologies prides itself in its expansive testing capabilities in a variety of different fields. To find out if Summit.

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The analyst is permitted to modify the method to overcome interferences or lower the cost of measurements, provided that all performance criteria in this method are met. If calibration is not verified, the system shall be recalibrated using the calibration solution, and the previous 20 samples shall be re-extracted and cleaned up using the calibrated system. If an emulsion forms, the analyst must employ mechanical techniques to complete the phase separation.

For example, a reference sample of methor adipose tissue containing pentachloronaphthalene can be used to exercise the cleanup systems when samples containing pentachloronaphthalene are expected. Repeat the acid washing until no color is visible in the aqueous layer, to a maximum of four washings. After filtration, the particles and filter are extracted using 1163b SDS procedure in Section Also termed liquid-solid extraction.

Collect the eluant for reuse. During analytical operations that may give rise to aerosols or dusts, personnel should wear respirators equipped with activated carbon filters.

Record the total volume of water collected.

In general, the samples must be in a liquid form or in the form of finely divided solids in order for efficient extraction to take place. In ep event, correct the problem, re-prepare, extract, and clean up the sample batch and repeat the ongoing precision and recovery test Section Be sure not to open the valve so quickly that the sample is blown out of the flask. Where possible, reagents are cleaned by extraction or solvent rinse.


Samples containing multiple phases are pressure filtered and any aqueous liquid is discarded. Repeat the base washing until no color is visible in the wpa layer, to a maximum of four washings. Cut paper to simulate the surface area of the paper sample being tested.

Observe the safety precautions in Section 5, and the recommendation in Section 5. Sonication of glassware containing a detergent solution for approximately 30 seconds may aid in cleaning.

EPA Method 1613B

Correct the problem and repeat the test Section 9. Section Safety It should be used for all soil and sediment extracts and may be used for water extracts that are expected to contain high molecular weight organic compounds e. This solution is diluted with acetone prior to use Section 7. Development of accuracy statements is described in Section 9. If the size of the largest particles is i greater than 1 mm, the particle size must be reduced to 1 mm or less prior to extraction i using the procedures in Section Rinse the feed tube with approximately 2 mL of solvent.

Report results below the minimum level as not detected or as required by the regulatory authority. Rinse the separatory funnel with 30 to 50 mL of solvent, and pour through the drying column. The same type of alumina must be used for all samples, including those used to demonstrate initial precision and recovery Section 9. Repeat this rinse at least twice.


However, given the low toxicity of this compound relative to the other dioxins and furans, the potential decrease in accuracy is not considered significant. After the TCDD is completely dissolved, transfer the solution to a clean mL vial with fluoropolymer- lined cap. Specification given as concentration in the final extract, assuming a ML volume.

For an alternative sample matrix, four aliquots of the alternative reference matrix Section 7. Environmental Protection Agency, and approved for publication. Compliance is also required with any sewage discharge permits and regulations.

Summit Environmental Testing | EPA METHOD B

Place 30 to 40 mL of toluene in the receiver and to mL of toluene in the flask. If, however, any individual s exceeds the precision limit or any individual X falls outside the range for accuracy, system metuod is unacceptable for that compound. Apply vacuum to the flask, and pour the entire contents of the sample bottle through a glass-fiber filter Section 6. Weigh the receiver, record the weight, and return the receiver to the blowdown apparatus, concentrating the residue until a constant weight is obtained.

Check the column for channeling. Isomer-Specific Separation of 2,3,7,8?

Re- concentrate the sample and QC aliquots per Sections Rinse the sample container twice with 1-mL portions of hexane and apply to the column. Relative response is determined according to the procedures described below. The elution pattern will be corn oil, bis 2-ethyl hexyl phthalate, pentachlorophenol, perylene, and sulfur.