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Using analytical services at the National Water Quality Laboratory

Open-File Report 94-26

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Abstract

The National Water Quality Laboratory (NWQL) offers a variety of analytical services for the determination of constituents in samples of water, sediment, and biological material. As technology has advanced, many new methods have been introduced but not always incorporated into plans and schedules developed in the districts. The strengths and weaknesses of many different techniques are discussed and evaluated to promote a broad understanding of the services available at the NWQL. Method detection limits, precision, and costs are discussed, as well as possible applications for the methods. To aid in project planning, several tables have been developed that list the approved method for certain determination, particularly those being requested to satisfy cooperator or U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency regulatory requirements.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Using analytical services at the National Water Quality Laboratory
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
94-26
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1994
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey : Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor],
Description:
iv, 15 p. ;28 cm.