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EPA Test Methods and Pollutants Accepted by the ERT, and Supporting Documentation

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This page contains information that will help ensure that test methods and associated QA are followed properly. There is a link to EPA's Emission Measurement Center (EMC) website which includes helpful hints for preparing and reviewing test plans and full test reports. The goal of the EMC Team is to increase QA activities within stationary source testing programs.

The test methods supported by ERT include the following:
Methods 1 through 4
Method 3A
Method 5
Methods 5B and 5F
Method 6C
Method 7E
Method 8
Method 10
Method 12
Methods 13A and 13B
Method 17
Method 23
Method 25A
Method 26
Method 26A
Method 29
Method 101
Method 101A
Method 102
Method 103
Method 104
Method 108
Method 201A
Method 202
Method 0011
Method 0061
Method 315
Method 316
CT Method 39
Performance Specification 2
Performance Specification 3
Performance Specification 4

The pollutants quantified by these test methods include:
- Filterable Particulate Matter
- Condensable Particulate Matter
- Filterable PM10
- Filterable PM2.5
- Acetaldehyde
- Formaldehyde
- Carbon Monoxide
- Chlorine, Chloride, Hydrogen Chloride, Total Chloride
- Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
- Sulfur Dioxide
- Sulfuric Acid
- Sulfur Trioxide
- Metals including Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Cobalt, Copper, Hexavelant Chromium, Lead, Manganese, Mercury, Nickel, Phosphorus (yellow or white), Selenium, Silver, Thallium and Zinc
- Total Fluoride
- Hydrogen Fluoride
- Hydrogen Bromide
- Total organic compounds (TOC) (as Carbon, Ethane, Methane, Propane)
- Dioxin/Furan Cogeners
- Coplaner PCB's
- PAH Compounds
- Total Dioxins, Total Mono-CBs, Total Di-CBs, Total Tri-CBs, Total Tetra-CBs, Total Penta-CBs, Total Hexa-CBs, Total Hepta-CBs, Total Octa-CBs,
Total Nona-CBs, and 2,3,3',4,4',5/2,3,3',4,4',5’ –HxCB

The Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA) pollutants which can be documented include:
- Carbon Monoxide
- Carbon Dioxide
- Nitrogen Oxides
- Sulfur Dioxide
- Oxygen

Custom Methods and Custom Compounds
Using the ERT “Custom” Test Method and “Custom” Compound Options with the ERT (PDF 57K)

Helpful Links to Documentation Supporting the Electronic Reporting Tool
The following information and documentation is available on the EPA's Emission Measurement Center website:
Emission Measurement Center Test Methods
Preparation and Review of Site Specific Test Plans
Preparation and Review of Emission Test Reports
Emission Measurement Center Quality Assurance (QA) Team Documents, including the EPA QA Handbook Volume III and revisions

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