EPA Method 617

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EPA Method 617:
The Determination of Organohalide Pesticides and PCBs in Municipal and Industrial Wastewater

A measured volume of sample, approximately 1 L, is extracted with 15% methylene chloride in hexane using a separatory funnel. The extract is dried and concentrated to a volume of 10 mL or less. Gas chromatographic conditions are described which permit the separation and measurement of the compounds in the extract by electron capture gas chromatography.

This method covers the determination of certain organohalide pesticides and PCBs.