EPA Method 160.4


ALS - Columbia offers EPA Method 160.4 testing at these laboratories:

Jacksonville Jacksonville, Florida Laboratory
Kelso Kelso, Washington Laboratory
Rochester Rochester, New York Laboratory

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EPA Method 160.4:
Volatile Residue by Muffle Furnace. Official Name: Residue, Volatile (Gravimetric, Ignition at 550 oC)

Summary:
The residue obtained from the determination of total, filterable or non-filterable residue is ignited at 550oC in a muffle furnace. The loss of weight on ignition is reported as mg/L volatile residue.

Scope:
This method determines the weight of solid material combustible at 550oC. The test is useful in obtaining a rough approximation of the amount of organic matter present in the solid fraction of sewage, activated sludge, industrial wastes, or bottom sediments.

Citation:
Methods for the Chemical Analysis of Water and Wastes (MCAWW) (EPA/600/4-79/020)

Interferences:
None.

QC Requirements:
None.

Maximum Holding Time:
7 days (MCAWW, Table 1).

Media:
WATER

Subcategory:
Inorganic

Concentration:
Not Available.

Sample Prep:
None.

Precision:
Precision was determined in a collaborative study involving three laboratories examining four samples by means of ten replicates.

Detection:
None.

Revision Number:
Issued 1971

Test Description:
Residue, Volatile 60

Instrument used for this test:
Balance

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At least 3 analytes can be tested by ALS - Columbia using EPA Method 160.4. Please contact us for all available analytes which can be tested by EPA Method 160.4.

AnalyteCAS Number
Solids, Total Suspended, VolatileCASID10180
Solids, Total VolatileCASID10054
Solids, Total Dissolved, VolatileCASID10133





Examples:  8260
TO-15

Examples:  Dioxin
Mercury
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