Analytical Methods

Merit uses the latest technology and instrumentation to provide the full spectrum of environmental analyses, including specialty testing. Sample matrices analyzed include groundwater, air, soil, wastewater, drinking water, sediment, waste, raw materials, and consumer products. Here's a listing of the analytical methods performed by our laboratory.  Merit also performs method development to support your analytical testing needs.

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Organics

Parameters + Methods

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) Air [TO-15]

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) [8260, 624, 524.2]

Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds [SVOCs) (8270, 625]

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons (TPH) [8015 GRO/DRO/ORO]

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) [8082, 608]

Pesticides [8081, 608]

Perfluorinated Compounds (PFAS), including PFOA and PFOS (EPA 537, ASTM D7979)

Phthalate Esters [8270, 625]

Appendix IX [8260, 8270]

Fingerprint Analysis [GC-MS]

TCLP VOCs, SVOCs, Herbicides, Pesticides [1311, 8260, 8270, 8081]


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Metals + Methods

Metals, Total by ICP-MS [6020, 200.8]

Metals, Dissolved by ICP-MS [6020, 200.8]

Mercury, Total by CVAA [7471, 7470, 245.1]

Lead, Total-Fine-Coarse

TAL Metals [6020, 7470, 7471]

RCRA 8 Metals [6020, 200.8, 7470, 7471, 245.1]

Priority Pollutant Metals [6020, 200.8, 7470, 7471, 245.1]

TCLP Metals [1311]

Sodium Adsorption Ration [20B]


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INOrganics

Parameters + Methods

Alkalinity

Amenable Cyanide

Ammonia-N (Undistilled)

Ash

Available Cyanide

Bicarbonate

Bicarbonate Alkalinity

BOD5

Bromide

BTU

Carbon Dioxide

Carbonate

Carbonate Alkalinity

CBOD5

Chloride

Chlorine Residual

Chromium VI

COD

Color, True and Apparent

Conductivity

Corrosivity

Cyanide (Available, Free, Total)

Density

Dissolved Oxygen-Membrane

Ferric Iron

Ferrous Iron

Fixed Solids

Flash Point

Fluoride (Undistilled)

Fractional Organic Carbon

Free Cyanide

Hardness

Hardness as CaCO3, Water

Hydrogen Peroxide

Iodide

MBAS

Nitrate-N

Nitrite-N

Oil & Grease n-Hexane

Oil & Grease n-Hexane Soxhlet

Ortho Phosphate

Ortho Phosphorus

Oxidation Reduction Potential (ORP)

Paint Filter Test

pH

Phenols

Phosphate

Phosphorus, Total

Reactive Cyanide

Reactive Sulfide

Silica

Specific Gravity

Sulfate

Sulfite

Sulfur %

Sulfur Prep

Total Organic Carbon (TOC)

Total Cyanide

Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen

Total Nitrogen

Total Organic Nitrogen

Total Settable Solids

Total Solids

Total Suspended Solids (TSS)

Total Suspended Solids, Volatile (VSS)

Total Volatile Solids

TPH n-Hexane Extractable

Turbidity

Volatile Solids, Total (TVS)


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Waste Characterization

Parameters + Methods

TCLP Volatile Organic Compounds [1311, 8260]

TCLP Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds [1311, 8270]

TCLP Herbicides [1311]

TCLP Pesticides [1311, 8081]

TCLP Metals [1311, 6020, 7470]

SPLP Volatile Organic Compounds [1311, 8260]

SPLP Semi-Volatile Organic Compounds [1311, 8270]

SPLP Herbicides [1311]

SPLP Pesticides [1311, 8081]

SPLP Metals [1311, 6020, 7470]

Corrosivity/pH

Flash Point/Ignitability

Reactivity, Cyanide

Reactivity, Sulfide

Density

Total Ash Solids