SAMPLE CONTAINERS, PRESERVATION, AND HOLDING TIMES

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Parameter Bottle/Cap Amount of Sample Preservative Holding Time
 (Days)
1,2
mL grams Water Solid Water Solid
Alkalinity Plastic/Plastic 200 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 14 14/142
Ammonia Plastic/Plastic 400 50 H2SO4,  >0-<6o C <6o C 28 282
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Plastic/Plastic 1000 NA >0-<6o C <6o C 2 NA
Bromide Plastic/Plastic 200 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 28 28/282
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) Plastic/Plastic 50 NA H2SO4,  >0-<6o C <6o C 28 NA
Chloride Plastic/Plastic 100 50 None Required <6o C 28 28/282
Chlorine, Residual Plastic/Plastic 100 NA >0-<6o C NA Onsite NA
Chromium, hexavalent Plastic/Plastic 500 400 >0-<6o C <6o C 1 30/4
Coliform Bacteria Sterile Plastic 125 NA Na2S2O3, <10o C NA 6 hours NA
Color Plastic/Plastic 100 NA >0-<6o C NA 2 NA
Cyanide, Total and Amenable Plastic/Plastic 400 50 NaOH, >0-<6o C <6o C 14 14
Dioxins/Furans (subcontracted) Amber Glass/Teflon 4000 200 >0-<6o C 3 <6o C 30/44 30/45
Fluoride Plastic/Plastic 150 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 28 28/282
Halogens, Total Glass/Teflon 500 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 28 28
Halogens, Total Organic (TOX) (subcontracted) Amber Glass/Teflon 500 50 H2SO4,  >0-<6o C <6o C 28 28
Hardness Plastic/Plastic 100 NA HNO3 NA 180 180
Herbicides (subcontracted) Amber Glass/Teflon 4000 200 >0-<6o C 3 <6o C 7/40 14/40
Ignitability Glass/Teflon 500 500 >0-<6o C <6o C 14 142
Mercury Plastic/Plastic 300 50 HNO3 <6o C 28 28
Metals, except Cr6 and Hg Plastic/Plastic 200 50 HNO3 None 180 180
Nitrate-Nitrite Plastic/Plastic 100 50 H2SO4,  >0-<6o C <6o C 28 28/282
Nitrite Plastic/Plastic 200 NA >0-<6o C NA 2 NA
Oil and Grease Wide Mouth Glass 2000 100 HCl>0-<6o C <6o C 28 28
Organic Carbon, Total (TOC) Plastic/Plastic 100 50 H2SO4,  >0-<6o C <6o C 28 28
Orthophosphate Plastic/Plastic 200 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 2 14/22
Pesticides/PCB’s, Organochlorine Amber Glass/Teflon 4000 200 >0-<6o C 3 <6o C 7/40 14/40
Petroleum hydrocarbons VOA4 160 50 HCl, >0-<6o C <6o C 7 14
pH Plastic/Plastic 100 50 >0-<6o C <6o C Onsite 142
Phenols Glass/Teflon 1000 50 H2SO4,>0-<6o C <6o C 28 282
Phosphorous, Total Plastic/Plastic 200 50 H2SO4,  >0-<6o C <6o C 28 282
Reactivity Glass/Teflon 50 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 14 142
Semivolatile Organics Amber Glass/Teflon 4000 200 >0-<6o C 3 <6o C 7/40 14/40
Solids Plastic/Plastic 400 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 7 142
Specific Conductance Plastic/Plastic 100 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 28 282
Sulfate Plastic/Plastic 200 50 >0-<6o C <6o C 28 282
Sulfide Plastic/Plastic 100 50 NaOH/ZnAc, >0-<6o C <6o C 7 7
Sulfite Plastic/Plastic 5 500 NA EDTA, >0-u<6o C NA Onsite NA
Surfactants (subcontracted) Plastic/Plastic 1000 NA >0-<6o C NA 2 NA
TCLP/SPLP Mercury TCLP/SPLP Metals Glass/Teflon 500 200 >0-<6o C <6o C 28/28 180/180 28/28 180/180
TCLP/SPLP Semivolatiles Glass/Teflon 4000 200 >0-<6o C <6o C 14/7/40 14/7/40
TCLP/SPLP Volatiles 5 Glass/Teflon 120 100 >0-<6o C <6o C 14/14 14/14
Volatile Organics5 VOA 120 100 HCl, >0-<6o C 3 <6o C 14 14


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