Metals Analysis

 

Individual Metals

Typical Detection (Reporting) Limits

Parameter

Standard Level

Trace Level

Drinking Water

Water (mg/L)

Soil (mg/Kg)

Water (mg/L)

Soil (mg/Kg)

Water (mg/L)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antimony

0.1

5

0.005

0.5

-

Arsenic

0.1

5

0.005

0.1

0.005

Barium

0.1

5

0.02

1

-

Cadmium

0.005

0.5

0.0005

0.05

0.0005

Chromium

0.01

1

0.005

0.5

0.005

Copper

0.025

1

0.005

1

0.005

Iron

0.1

1

0.02

2

-

Lead

0.05

5

0.003

1

0.003

Manganese

0.02

1

0.005

0.5

-

Molybdenum

0.02

1

0.002

0.5

-

Nickel

0.025

1

0.005

0.5

0.005

Potassium

0.1

5

0.05

2

-

Selenium

0.1

5

0.005

0.2

0.005

Silver

0.005

0.5

0.0005

0.1

0.0005

Sodium

1

10

0.04

8

-

Thallium

0.05

5

0.002

0.5

0.002

Zinc

0.01

5

0.01

1

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method Reference

EPA 200.7 / SW 6010
(ICP)

SW 7000 series
(GFAA)

EPA 200.9 (GFAA)

 

 

Parameter

Method Reference

 

 

OTHER METALS

 

 

 

High Level Single Element (ICP)

EPA 200.7/SW 6010

Low Level Single Element (GFAA)

SW 7000 Series

Mercury (Cold Vapor AA)

EPA 245.1/SW 7470

Hexavalent Chromium (water)

SM 3500-Cr D

Hexavalent Chromium (soil)

SW 3060/7196

Calcium (colormetric)

EPA 215.2

METALS GROUPS

 

RCRA 8 Metals

Arsenic Lead

Barium Mercury

Cadmium Selenium

Chromium Silver

Michigan 10 Metals (MDEQ Detection Limits)

Arsenic Lead

Barium Mercury

Cadmium Selenium

Copper Silver

Chromium Zinc

Priority Pollutant 13 Metals

Antimony Mercury

Arsenic Nickel

Beryllium Selenium

Cadmium Silver

Chromium Thallium

Copper Zinc

Lead

 

 



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