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Validated Test Methods Recommended for Waste Testing

EPA and independent laboratories validated the following methods, which are recommended for use as the most up-to-date methods available. However, these methods have not been formally incorporated into the SW-846 Compendium through the public comment process. While many of the following methods may be added to SW-846 in the future, authorized states may have regulatory restrictions regarding which version of a method can be used.

Therefore, EPA recommends checking with your state or EPA regional office before using the following methods.

Method Number Method Title Publication Date
1313 Liquid-solid Partitioning as a Function of Extract pH Using a Parallel Batch Extraction Procedure 2017-11
1314 Liquid-Solid Partitioning as a Function of Liquid-Solid Ratio for Constituents in Solid Materials Using an Up-Flow Percolation Column Procedure 2017-11
1315 Mass Transfer Rates of Constituents in Monolithic or Compacted Granular Materials Using a Semi-Dynamic Tank Leaching Procedure 2017-11
1316 Liquid-Solid Partitioning as a Function of Liquid-Solid Ratio Using a Parallel Batch Extraction Procedure 2017-11
LEAF Guide Leaching Environmental Assessment Framework (LEAF) "How-To" Technical Implementation Guide 2017-11
3542A Extraction of Semivolatile Analytes Collected using Method 0010 (Modified Method 5 Sampling Train) 2005-05
3570 Microscale Solvent Extraction (MSE) 2002-11
3571 Extraction of Solid and Aqueous Samples for Chemical Agents 2007-07
5030C Purge-and-Trap for Aqueous Samples 2003-05
5035A Closed-System Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples 2002-07
6850 Perchlorate in Water, Soils, and Solid Wastes Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography/Electrospray Ionization/Mass Spectrometry (HPLC/ESI/MS) 2007-01
6860 Perchlorate in Water, Soils, and Solid Wastes Using Ion Chromatography/Electrospray Ionization/Mass Spectrometry (IC/ESI/MS) 2007-01
8015D Nonhalogenated Organics Using Gas Chromatography/Flame Ionization Detection (GC/FID)

2003-06

8170 Assay of Chemical Agents in Solid and Aqueous Samples by Gas Chromatography/Flame Photometric Detection (GC/FPD) 2007-07
8260D  Volatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) 2017-02
8261A Volatile Organic Compounds by Vacuum Distillation in Combination with Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (VD/GC/MS) 2006-10
8265 Volatile Organic Compounds in Water, Soil, Soil Gas, and Air by Direct Sampling Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry (DSITMS)

2002-03

8270E  Semivolatile Organic Compounds by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) 2017-02
8271 Assay of Chemical Agents in Solid and Aqueous Samples by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Electron Impact (GC/MS/EI)

2007-07

8272 Parent and Alkyl Polycyclic Aromatics in Sediment Pore Water by Solid-Phase Microextraction and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry in Selected Ion Monitoring Mode 2007-12
8323 Determination of Organotins by Micro-Liquid Chromatography-Electrospray Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry 2003-01
8330B Nitroaromatics, Nitramines, and Nitrate Esters by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) 2006-10
9016 Free Cyanide in Water, Solids, and Solid Wastes by Microdiffusion 2010-06