Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Analysis RCRA Analysis

Non-Potable Water and Solid and Chemical Materials/Waste

ESC Lab Sciences is certified or accredited for RCRA Analysis in 48 states. We offer a wide range of testing, in accordance with the requirements of the Federal, State and National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) programs. We are additionally accredited by the Department of Defense ELAP and maintain compliance with ISO 17025 via the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

NOTE: SW846 methods may not exist for all inorganic analytes of interest in groundwater and other aqueous samples. Where other analyses are needed, please reference the EPA approved methods as listed on the Waste Water Analysis page.

Bacteriological

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Fecal coliform Membrane Filter SM 9222D-97 (Class B only) plus EPA 625/R-92/013 Appendix F NPW, SCM
Total Coliform / E. coli Membrane Filter SM 9222B-97/SM 9221B/F-97 NPW

Explosives

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Explosives + PETN & Nitroglycerin HPLC, UV Detector SW-846 8330, 8330A NPW, SCM
Guanidine nitrate Ion Chromatography EPA 300.0 NPW, SCM
Guanidine nitrate HPLC, UV Detector SW-846 8330 NPW, SCM
Nitrocellulose Colorimetric, Cadmium Reduction, Automated User Defined EPA 353.2 Modified NPW
Nitroguanidine HPLC, UV Detector User Defined SW-846 8330 NPW, SCM

Hazardous Characteristics

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Metals TCLP, Toxicity Procedure, Shaker SW-846 1311 NPW, SCM
Metals - organics EP Toxicity Test SW-846 1310A, 1310B NPW, SCM
Metals - organics Synthetic PPT Leachate Procedure SW-846 1312 NPW, SCM
Metals - organics Multiple Extractions SW-846 1320 NPW, SCM
Semi-volatile Organics TCLP, Toxicity Procedure, Shaker SW-846 1311 NPW, SCM
Volatile Organics TCLP, Toxicity Procedure, ZHE SW-846 1311 NPW, SCM

Inorganic Contaminants

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Bromide Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A NPW, SCM
Chloride Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A NPW, SCM
Cyanide Extraction, Oils and Solids SW-846 9013, 9013A SCM
Cyanide Colorimetric, Automated SW-846 9012B, 9012A NPW, SCM
Cyanide Distillation SW-846 9010C, 9010B NPW, SCM
Cyanide - amenable to Cl2 Distillation SW-846 9010C, 9010B NPW, SCM
Extractable organic halides (EOX) Extraction SW-846 9023 SCM
Fluoride Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A NPW, SCM
Nitrate Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A NPW, SCM
Nitrate Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A NPW, SCM
Oil & grease - sludge-hem Extraction & Gravimetric SW-846 9071B SCM
Orthophosphate Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A SCM
Phenols Colorimetric, Auto, 4AAP Distillation SW-846 9066 NPW
Specific conductance Wheatstone Bridge SW-846 9050A NPW
Sulfate Ion Chromatography SW-846 9056, 9056A NPW, SCM
Sulfides, acid sol. & insol. Redox Titration SW-846 9030B NPW, SCM
Sulfides, acid sol. & insol. Titration SW-846 9034 NPW, SCM
Total organic carbon (TOC) Spectroscopy ASTM F1647-02A SCM
Total organic carbon (TOC) Gravimetric USDA-LOI (Loss on ignition) SCM
Total organic carbon (TOC) Spectroscopy Walkley Black SCM
Total organic carbon (TOC) Infrared Spectrometry or FID SW-846 9060, 9060A NPW
Total organic halides (TOX) Combustion, Titration SW-846 9020B NPW

Metals

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Aluminum ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Antimony ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Antimony ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Arsenic ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Arsenic ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Barium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Barium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Beryllium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Beryllium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Boron ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Cadmium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Cadmium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Calcium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Chromium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Chromium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Chromium (VI) Colorimetric SW-846 7196A NPW, SCM
Chromium (VI) Ion Chromatography SW-846 7199 NPW, SCM
Cobalt ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Copper ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Copper ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Iron ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Lead ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Lead ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Lithium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Magnesium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Manganese ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Manganese ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Mercury - liquid waste AA, Manual Cold Vapor SW-846 7470A NPW
Mercury - solid waste AA, Manual Cold Vapor SW-846 7471A, 7471B SCM
Molybdenum ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Molybdenum ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Nickel ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Nickel ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Potassium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Selenium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Selenium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Silver ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Silver ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Sodium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Strontium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Thallium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Thallium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Tin ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Tin ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Titanium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Vanadium ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Vanadium ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM
Zinc ICP SW-846 6010B, 6010C NPW, SCM
Zinc ICP/MS SW-846 6020, 6020A NPW, SCM

Organic Contaminants

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Alcohols-Methanol/Ethanol GC/MS SW-846 8260B, 8260C NPW, SCM
Glycols (Ethylene and Propylene) GC, Direct Injection, FID SW-846 8015B, 8015C, 8015D NPW, SCM
EDB, DBCP GC, ECD, Microextraction SW-846 8011 NPW
Dissolved Gases in Groundwater GC, Headspace, FID J. Chrom. Sci. RSK-175 NPW
Herbicides GC, Extraction, ECD SW-846 8151A NPW, SCM
Pesticides - Organochlorine GC, Extraction or Microextraction, ECD SW-846 8081A, 8081B NPW, SCM
Pesticides - Organophosphorus GC, Extraction, NPD or FPD SW-846 8141A, 8141B, NPW, SCM
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) GC, Extraction or Microextraction, ECD SW-846 8082, 8082A NPW, SCM
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) HPLC, Extraction SW-846 8310 NPW, SCM
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons - Low Level GC/MS/SIM, Extraction or Microextraction SW-846 8270C/SIM, 8270D/SIM
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction SW-846 8270C, 8270D NPW, SCM
Semi-volatile Organic Compounds - Base Neutrals & Acids (BNAs) GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction SW-846 8270C, 8270D NPW, SCM
Volatile Organic Compounds GC/MS, P & T SW-846 8260B, 8260C NPW, SCM

Petroleum Organics

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
BTEX + MTBE GC/MS, P & T SW-846 8260B, 8260C NPW, SCM
BTEX + MTBE GC, P & T, PID SW-846 8021B, CA-LUFT, WI PVOC NPW, SCM
Diesel range organic GC, FID, Extraction or Microextraction MA-DEP-EPH, TN-EPH, WI DRO, NW TPH Dx, MT EPH, NPW, SCM
Diesel range organic GC, FID, Extraction or Microextraction SW-846 8015B, 8015D NPW, SCM
Diesel range organic GC, FID, Extraction or Microextraction 8015AZ SCM
Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons GC, FID, Extraction or Microextraction NJDEP EPH 10/08, Rev. 3 NPW, SCM
Gasoline range organic GC P&T, FID MA-DEP-VPH, WI GRO, NW TPH Gx, IDNR OA-1, MT VPH, AK101 NPW, SCM
Gasoline range organic GC P&T, FID SW-846 8015B, 8015D NPW
Gasoline range organic GC/MS, P & T SW846 8260B & 8260C NPW, SCM
Petroleum Organics GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction CA LUFT - diesel NPW, SCM
Petroleum Organics GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction FL - PRO NPW, SCM
Petroleum Organics GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction NWTPH-Dx, NWTPHID, IDNR OA-2, AK102 NPW, SCM
Petroleum Organics GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction AK103 SCM
Petroleum Organics GC/MS, Extraction or Microextraction TX 1005, TX 1006, CT ETPH, NW TPH ID NPW, SCM

Physical Properties

ANALYTES TECHNIQUE DESCRIPTION APPROVED METHOD MATRIX
Corrosivity - pH waste, > 20% water Aqueous Waste, Potentiometric SW-846 9040B, 9040C NPW, SCM
Free liquid Flow-Through Paint Filter, Observation SW-846 9095A, 9095B SCM
Heat of combustion (BTU) Bomb Calorimeter ASTM D240 SCM
Ignitability Pensky Martens SW-846 1010, 1010A, ASTM D93 NPW, SCM
Ignitability of solids Burn Rate SW-846 1030 SCM
% ash Bomb Calorimeter ASTM D5468 and D482 SCM
pH - soil and waste Mix with reagent Water SW-846 9045C, 9045D SCM
pH - waste, > 20% water Electrometric SW-846 9040B, 9040C NPW