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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Apply vacuum to the flask, and pour the entire contents of the sample bottle through a glass-fiber filter Section 6. Grind the sample aliquots from Sections Reinjection of another aliquot of the sample extract will not resolve the problem. However, given the low toxicity of this compound relative to the other dioxins and furans, the potential decrease in accuracy is not considered significant.

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, however, any individual s exceeds the precision limit or any individual X falls outside the range for accuracy, system performance is unacceptable for that compound. The most frequently encountered interferences are chlorinated biphenyls, methoxy biphenyls, hydroxydiphenyl ethers benzylphenyl ethers, polynuclear aromatics, and pesticides.

If the flow rate of eluate exceeds 0.

Details available from the U. The methylene chloride extract is concentrated and combined with the SDS extract prior to cleanup. Use within five days of baking.

Paper industry methods suggest that the addition of up to mL of ethanol to a 1-L effluent sample may also reduce emulsion formation. A reference file of material safety data sheets MSDSs should also be made available to all personnel involved in these analyses. The washer should be run through a cycle before being used again for other clothing.


If residual chlorine is present in aqueous samples, add 80 mg sodium thiosulfate per i liter of water. Loosen cap in a hood to vent excess pressure. Cover the beakers with aluminum foil and allow to equilibrate for hours. Rinse the sample container twice with 1-mL portions of hexane and apply to the column.

Record the total volume of water collected. Slowly apply vacuum to the system, and begin rotating the sample flask. The isomers and congeners of tetra- through octa- chlorodibenzofuran. The elution order will be the tetra- through octa- isomers. Fire-polish both ends and flare both’ ends if desired.

Caps shall be lined with fluoropolymer.

EPA Method 1613B

Remix prior to extraction to prevent clumping. Correct the problem and repeat the test Section 9. If solvent loss has occurred, the solution should be replaced. Weigh the receiver, record the weight, and return the receiver to the blowdown metbod, concentrating the residue until a constant weight is obtained.

All portions of the column that connect the GC to the ion source shall remain at or above the interface temperature specified above during analysis to preclude condensation of less volatile compounds. Each laboratory that uses this method must demonstrate the ability to generate acceptable results using the procedure in Section 9. The residue content of the extract may be obtained gravimetrical’y by evaporating the solvent from a uL aliquot.

Assistance in evaluating the health hazards of particular laboratory conditions may be obtained metod certain consulting laboratories and from State Departments of Health or Labor, many of which have an industrial health service. If the laboratory must dissect the whole fish to obtain the appropriate tissue for analysis, the unused tissues may be rapidly refrozen and stored in a clean glass jar for subsequent use.


Extract the filter and disk per Section The cleanup standard is added to all extracts prior to cleanup to measure the efficiency of the cleanup process.

Elute the interfering compounds with mL hexane and discard the eluate. The non-2,3,7,8 substituted isomers and congeners are identified when retention times and ion-abundance ratios eap within predefined limits.

If the recovery of any compound falls outside of these limits, method performance is unacceptable for that compound in that sample. The other terms are defined in Section Relative response RR values are used in conjunction with the initial cali- bration data described in Section In this case, alternate extraction and metuod procedures in this method must be employed to resolve the interference.

Summit Environmental Testing | EPA METHOD B

Collect the fraction s in a clean mL concentrator tube containing 5 mL of hexane: The operating conditions in Section Save the bottle for further use. At the proper rate of concentration, the flow of solvent into the receiving flask will be steady, but no bumping or visible boiling of the extract will occur. Corrective actions must be implemented whenever the resolving power does not meet the requirement.

Brand names, suppliers, and part numbers are for illustration purposes only and no endorsement is implied. Grind the blank and reference matrix aliquots using a clean grinder.