Overview of Analytical Methods of Water Analyses With Specific Reference to EPA Methods for Priority Pollutant Analysis
Water Quality Control
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Tella, R. J. 2005. Overview of Analytical Methods of Water Analyses With Specific Reference to EPA Methods for Priority Pollutant Analysis. Water Encyclopedia. 2:304–311.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
This article is an overview of the analytical chemistry behind the analyses of common environmental contaminants. Specific reference is made to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “priority pollutants.” The list of priority pollutants was first published in the Federal Register in 1980 as the list of toxic pollutants for which categorically defined industries were required to analyze their effluent streams to obtain wastewater discharge permits under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES).
- water analyses;
- EPA methods;
- priority pollutants;
- gas chromatography;
- atomic absorption spectroscopy;
- inductively coupled plasma;
- hydrocarbon analyses;