Technical Bulletin No. 0765: Analytical Issues Associated with Application of EPA's Proposed 1600 Series Trace Metals Methods to Pulp and Paper Effluents

Studies to characterize the efficacy of EPA's draft 1600 Series ultra-trace metals methods when applied to nine pulp and paper effluents have been performed. Specific methods and analytes examined were EPA Methods 1631 (Hg), 1632 (As), and 1638 (Ag, Al, As, Ba, Be, Cd, Cr, Cu, Mn, Ni, Pb, Sb, Se, Tl, and Zn). All analyses were for total recoverable metals, and extensive field blank analyses were performed to evaluate the potential for field sampling contamination at the nine mill sites.