EPA Method 9060

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EPA Method 9060:

Organic carbon is measured using a carbonaceous analyzer. This instrument converts the organic carbon in a sample to carbon dioxide (CO2) by either catalytic combustion or wet chemical oxidation. The CO2 formed is then either measured directly by an infrared detector or converted to methane (CH4) and measured by a flame ionization detector. The amount of CO2 or CH 4 in a sample is directly proportional to the concentration of carbonaceous material in the sample.

Method 9060 is used to determine the concentration of organic carbon in ground water, surface and saline waters, and domestic and industrial wastes.

Test Description:
Total Organic Carbon

Report Number:
SW-846 Ch 5

Instrument used for this test: