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Filtration of water-sediment samples for the determination of organic compounds

Water-Resources Investigations Report 95-4105

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This report describes the equipment and procedures used for on-site filtration of surface-water and ground-water samples for determination of organic compounds. Glass-fiber filters and a positive displacement pumping system are suitable for processing most samples for organic analyses. An optional system that uses disposable in-line membrane filters is suitable for a specific gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, selected-ion monitoring analytical method for determination of organonitrogen herbicides. General procedures to minimize contamination of the samples include preparing a clean workspace at the site, selecting appropriate sample-collection materials, and cleaning of the equipment with detergent, tap water, and methanol.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Filtration of water-sediment samples for the determination of organic compounds
Series title:
Water-Resources Investigations Report
Series number:
95-4105
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1995
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
National Water Quality Laboratory
Description:
iv, 13 p. :ill. ;28 cm.
First page:
i
Last page:
13