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Analytical Methods for Drinking Water

Analytical Methods Developed by EPA for Analysis of Unregulated Contaminants

Unregulated Contaminants

The following analytical methods were developed by EPA for analysis of unregulated contaminants (that is in support of the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule).

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EPA Method Number Method Title
218.7 Determination of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water by Ion Chromatography with Post-Colum Derivatization and UV-Visible Spectroscopic Detection (PDF)(31 pp, 922 K)
314.0 Determination of Perchlorate in Drinking Water by Ion Chromatography (PDF)(49 pp, 266 K)
314.1, Rev. 1.0 Determination of Perchlorate in Drinking Water Using Inline Column Concentration/Matrix Elimination Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection (PDF)(38 pp, 517 K)
314.2 Determination of Perchlorate in Drinking Water Using Two-Dimensional Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity Detection (PDF)(42 pp, 660 K)
331.0, Rev. 1.0 Determination of Perchlorate in Drinking Water by Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PDF)(34 pp, 196 K)
332.0 Determination of Perchlorate in Drinking Water by Ion Chromatography with Suppressed Conductivity and Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry (PDF)(48 pp, 4 MB)
521 Determination of Nitrosamines in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography with Large Volume Injection and Chemical Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS) (PDF)(47 pp, 442 K)
522 Determination of 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) with Selected Ion Monitoring (SIM) (PDF)(41 pp, 246 K)
526 Determination of Selected Semivolatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) (PDF)(49 pp, 164 K)
527 Determination of Selected Pesticides and Flame Retardants in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) (PDF)(44 pp, 611 K)
528 Determination of Phenols in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
529 Determination of Explosives and Related Compounds in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) (PDF)(60 pp, 276 K)
530 Determination of Select Semivolatile Organic Chemicals in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) (PDF)(52 pp, 487 K)
532 Determination of Phenylurea Compounds in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and High Performance Liquid Chromatography with UV Detection (PDF)(47 pp, 104 K)
535, Rev. 1.1 Measurement of Chloroacetanilide and Other Acetamide Herbicide Degradates in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) (PDF)(61 pp, 620 K)
537, Rev. 1.1

Determination of Selected Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) (PDF)(50 pp, 222 K)

538 Determination of Selected Organic Chemicals in Drinking Water by Direct Aqueous Injection-Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (DAI-LC/MS/MS) (PDF)(40 pp, 408 K)
539 Determination of Hormones in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) (PDF)(37 pp, 374 K)
540 Determination of Selected Organic Chemicals in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) (PDF)(44 pp, 375 K)
541 Determination of 1-Butanol, 1,4-Dioxane, 2-Methoxyethanol and 2-Propen-1-ol in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (PDF) (49 pp, 3 MB)
542 Determination of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS)
544 Determination of Microcystins and Nodularin in Drinking Water by Solid Phase Extraction and Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) (PDF)(40 pp, 218 K)
545 Determination of Cylindrospermopsin and Anatoxin-a in Drinking Water by Liquid Chromatography Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/ESI-MS/MS) (PDF)(34 pp, 394 K)
546 Determination of Total Microcystins and Nodularins in Drinking Water and Ambient Water by Adda Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
556.1, Rev. 1.0 Determination of Carbonyl Compounds in Drinking Water by Fast Gas Chromatography (PDF)(38 pp, 93 K)