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ServiceProductDeterminantTechniqueProcedure
Analysis for polyhalogenated biphenylsBiosolids; Sediments; Sludges; SoilsAroclor 1016; Aroclor 1232; Aroclor 1242; Aroclor 1248; Aroclor 1254; Aroclor 1260GC-ECDIn-house method ENV146
Identification of asbestos, mineral fibres (including synthetic) and organic fibresBulk samples; Non-homogenous materials (soils, dust, ores)Amosite; Chrysotile; Crocidolite; Organic fibres; Synthetic mineral fibres (SMF)Polarised light microscopy (including dispersion staining)AS 4964 and in-house method Q003
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristicsBiosolids; SoilsNitrogen – NitrateUV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method ENV010_S
Analysis for cyanideGround waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Surface watersCyanide – Free; Cyanide – Total; Cyanide – Weak acid dissociable (WAD)Continuous flow analyser (CFA)In-house ENV019
 Sediments; Soils; Trade wastesCyanide – Free; Cyanide – TotalContinuous flow analyser (CFA)In-house ESS019
Analysis for elementsBiosolids; Sediments; SoilsAluminium; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Boron; Cadmium; Calcium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Phosphorus; Potassium; Selenium; Silicon; Sodium; Strontium; Sulfur; Titanium; Vanadium; ZincICP-AES               In-house method IND041, IND061, MS016
 Bore waters; Drain waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Sewage; Sludges; Waste watersAluminium; Antimony; Barium; Beryllium; Bismuth; Boron; Caesium; Cerium; Dysprosium; Erbium; Europium; Gadolinium; Gallium; Germanium; Gold; Hafnium; Holmium; Indium; Iron; Lanthanum; Lithium; Lutetium; Manganese; Molybdenum; Neodymium; Niobium; Osmium; Palladium; Platinum; Praseodymium; Rhodium; Rubidium; Ruthenium; Samarium; Scandium; Silver; Strontium; Tantalum; Tellurium; Terbium; Thallium; Thorium; Thulium; Tin; Titanium; Tungsten; Uranium; Vanadium; Ytterbium; Yttrium; ZirconiumICP-MSIn-house EWM01 and EWM02; Other elements by in-house methods EWM01, EWM02 in accordance with MS016
 Bore waters; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Liquid wastes; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Saline waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Trade wastesAluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Bismuth; Boron; Cadmium; Calcium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Magnesium; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Phosphorus; Potassium; Selenium; Silicon; Silver; Sodium; Strontium; Sulfur; Titanium; Vanadium; ZincICP-AESIn-house method EWI01/02; MS016
 Bore waters; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Saline waters; Steam-raising waters; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Waste watersArsenic; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Lead; Mercury; Nickel; Selenium; ZincICP-MSIn-house EWM01/02; Other elements by in-house EWM01/02 in accordance with MS016
 Fresh waters; Sediments; SoilsAluminium; Antimony; Arsenic; Barium; Beryllium; Boron; Cadmium; Chromium; Cobalt; Copper; Iron; Lead; Lithium; Manganese; Mercury; Molybdenum; Nickel; Selenium; Silver; Strontium; Thallium; Thorium; Tin; Titanium; Uranium; Vanadium; ZincICP-MSIn-house method IND042, MS016
 Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Saline waters; Surface waters; Trade wastes; Waste watersMercuryAtomic fluorescence spectroscopy (AFS) – Cold vapourin-house method ENV 095
 SoilsIodineICP-MSIn-house IND120
Analysis for hydrocarbonsBiosolids; Ground waters; Saline waters; Sediments; Sludges; SoilsAcenaphthene; Acenaphthylene (acenaphthalene); Anthracene; Benz(a)anthracene; Benzo(a)pyrene; Benzo(b)fluoranthene; Benzo(g,h,i)perylene; Benzo[b,j,k]fluoranthene; Chrysene; Dibenz(a,h)anthracene; Fluoranthene (benzo[j,k]fluorene); Fluorene; Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene; Naphthalene; Phenanthrene; PyreneGC-MS    In-house method ENV103;
Other PAH by in-house method ENV103 in accordance with MS016
 Bore waters; Clays; Ground waters; Saline waters; Sediments; Soils; Surface watersBenzene; Ethylbenzene; Toluene; m-Xylene; o-Xylene; p-XyleneGC-MS – Purge and trapin-house methods ENV105S (Soils) and ENV105W (Waters)
 Bore waters; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Marine waters; Purified and processed waters; Recycled waters; Saline waters; Steam-raising waters; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Waste waters1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane; 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA, methyl chloroform, chlorothene); 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane (acetylene tetrachloride); 1,1,2-Trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane (freon 113′ trichlorotrifluoroethane); 1,1,2-Trichloroethane (1,1,2-TCA, vinyl trichloride); 1,1-Dichloropropene; 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene; 1,2,3-Trichloropropane (allyl trichloride); 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene (1,2,4-TCB); 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene (1,2,4-TMB, pseudo-cumene); 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane (DBCP); 1,2-Dichlorobenzene (o-dichlorobenzene); 1,2-Dichloroethane (1,2-DCA, ethylene dichloride); 1,2-Dichloropropane (propylene dichloride); 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene (1,3,5-TMB, mesitylene); 1,3-Dichlorobenzene (m-dichlorobenzene); 1,3-Dichloropropane; 1,4-Dichlorobenzene (p-dichlorobenzene); 1,4-Dioxane; 1-Methyl-4-isopropylbenzene (4-isopropyltoluene, p-isopropyltoluene); 2,2-Dichloropropane; 2-Chlorotoluene (o-chlorotoluene); 2-Hexanone (MBK); 2-Methylpropan-2-ol (tert-butanol, tert-butyl alcohol); 2-Picoline (2-methylpyridine); 4-Bromofluorobenzene; 4-Chlorotoluene (p-chlorotoluene); 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (methyl isobutyl ketone, MIBK); Acetone; Acetonitrile; Acrolein (2-propenal); Acrylonitrile; Allyl chloride; Benzene; Benzylchloride (chloromethylbenzene); Bromobenzene (phenylbromide); Bromochloromethane (chlorobromomethane); Bromodichloromethane (dichlorobromomethane); Bromomethane (methylbromide); Butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK, 2-butanone); Carbon disulfide; Carbon tetrachloride (tetrachloromethane); Chlorobenzene (benzene chloride, monochlorobenzene); Chloroethane; Chloromethane; Diacetone alcohol (2-pentanone, 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-2-pentanone); Dibromomethane; Dichlorofluoromethane; Dichloromethane (DCM, methylene chloride); Diethyl ether; Epichlorohydrin; Ethanol; Ethylacetate; Ethylbenzene; Ethylmethacrylate; Fluorobenzene; Hexachloro-1,3-butadiene (hexachlorobutadiene, HCBD); Hexachloroethane; Iodomethane (methyl iodine); Isopropyl toluene; Isopropylbenzene (cumene); Methacrylonitrile; Methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE); Methylmethacrylate; N,N-Dibutylnitrous amide (n-nitroso-di-n-butylamine; N-Nitrosodibutylamine); Nitrobenzene (mononitrotoluene, MNT, methylnitrobenzene); Pentachloroethane (ethanepentachloride); Propan-2-ol (isopropyl alcohol, isopropanol, 2-propanol); Propanenitrile (propionitrile, ethyl cyanide); Pyridine; Styrene (ethenyl benzene); Tetrachloroethane; Toluene; Trichloroethene (trichloroethylene, TCE); Trichlorofluoromethane (freon-11, trichloromonofluoromethane); Vinyl chloride; cis-1,2-Dichloroethene; cis-1,3-Dichloropropene (cis-1,3-dichloropropylene); cis-1,4-Dichloro-2-butene; m-Xylene; n-Butylbenzene; n-Propylbenzene; o-Toluidine; o-Xylene; sec-Butylbenzene; tert-Butylbenzene; trans-1,2-Dichloroethene (trans-1,2-DCE, trans-1,2-dichloroethylene); trans-1,3-Dichloropropene (trans-1,3-dichloropropylene); trans-1,4-Dichloro-2-buteneGC-MS – Purge and trapIn-house ENV121_W; other elements by in-house ENV121_W in accordance with MS016
 Fresh waters; Purified and processed waters; Waste watersBromoacetic acid; Bromochloroacetic acid; Bromodichloroacetic acid; Chloroacetic acid; Chlorodibromoacetic acid; Dibromoacetic acid; Dibromochloroacetic acid; Dichloroacetic acid; Tribromoacetic acid; Trichloroacetic acidLC-MSIn-house ENV120; Other haloacetic acids by in-house ENV120 in accordance with MS016
 Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Liquid wastes; Saline waters; Steam-raising watersEthanolGas chromatography (GC) – Purge and trapIn-house ENV136
 Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Trade wastesFormaldehyde (methanal)UV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method ENV137
Analysis for industrial chemicalsBore waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Steam-raising waters; Surface watersAcetone; Acetonitrile; Acrylonitrile; Allyl alcohol; Carbon disulfideLC-MS-MS  In-house ENV123
 Bore waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Steam-raising waters; Surface waters; Waste waters2,4,6-Trichloroanisole; 2-Methylisoborneol (MIB); Dimethylsulfide; Geosmin    GC-MS – Purge and trapI n-house ENV138
 Bore waters; Ground waters; Saline waters; Sediments; Surface waters; Waste watersn-Phenylaniline (diphenylamine)GC-MS-MS; LC-HRMS; LC-MS-MSIn-house CR003
 Bore waters; Ground waters; Saline waters; Surface waters; Waste watersIrgarol (cybutryne)LC-MS; LC-MS-MSIn-house method ENV141;
other residues by in-house method ENV141 in
accordance with MS016
Analysis for petroleum hydrocarbonsBiosolids; Ground waters; Saline waters; Sediments; Sludges; SoilsTotal petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH): C6-C9GC-MS – Purge and trapin-house methods ENV105S (Soils) and ENV105W (Waters)
  Total recoverable hydrocarbons (TRH): >C16-C34; Total recoverable hydrocarbons (TRH): >C34-C40; Total recoverable hydrocarbons (TRH): C10-C16GC-FIDIn-house method ENV102
Analysis for phenolsBiosolids; Ground waters; Saline waters; Sediments; Sludges; Soils2,3,4,6-Tetrachlorophenol; 2,4 6-Trichlorophenol; 2,4,5-Trichlorophenol; 2,4-Dichlorophenol; 2,4-Dimethylphenol; 2,6-Dichlorophenol; 2-Chlorophenol (o-chlorophenol); 2-Methylphenol (2-cresol, o-cresol); 2-Nitrophenol; 3,4-Methylphenol; 4-Chloro-3-methylphenol; Pentachlorophenol; PhenolsGC-MSIn-house method ENV103, other phenols by in-house method
ENV103 in accordance with MS016 
 Bore waters; Ground waters; Saline waters; Surface waters; Waste waters2,4,6-Trichlorophenol; 2,6-DichlorophenolLC-MS-MS      In-house method ENV143, other
phenols by in-house method
ENV143 in accordance with MS016  
Analysis for physical and chemical characteristicsBore waters; Drain waters; Estuarine waters; Fresh waters; Ground waters; Industrial waters; Marine waters; Saline waters; Sewage; Surface waters; Swimming pool and spa waters; Waste watersDissolved oxygen (DO)Membrane electrodeIn-house EFF092.3
  Dissolved oxygen (DO)Dissolved oxygen (DO) analyser      In-house method EFF022
  ConductivityElectrometricIn-house method EFF092.1
  Chlorine – Free     UV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF027
  pHElectrometricIn-house method EFF092.2
  TemperatureDirect reading instrumentIn-house method EFF092.4
  TurbidityNephelometryIn-house method EFF061
  Chlorine – TotalUV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF028
 Fresh waters; Surface watersIon balanceCalculationIn house EFF089  
 Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Sewage; Steam-raising waters; Trade wastesSodium adsorption ratio (SAR, sodium absorption ratio)  CalculationIn-house method EFF063  
  Transmission percentage (%)UV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF026
  pHElectrometricIn-house method EFF006 and APHA 4500H+B
  ChlorideDiscrete analyser (DA)In-house method EFF011
  AlkalinityTitrationIn-house method EFF031 and APHA 2320B
  Colour – ApparentVisual ComparisonIn-house method EFF072 and APHA 2120B
  ConductivityElectrometricIn-house method EFF007 and APHA 2510B
  Bromate; Bromide; Chlorate; Chloride; Chlorite; Fluoride; PhosphateIon chromatography (IC)In-house method ENV002
  Biochemical oxygen demand (BOD); Carbonaceous biochemical oxygen demand (CBOD)Dissolved oxygen (DO) analyserIn-house method EFF023 and APHA 5210B
  FluorideIon selective electrode (ISE)In-house method EFF015 and APHA 4500FC
  Silica reactiveFlow injection analyser (FIA)In-house method ENV007
  Colour – TrueUV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF071 and APHA 2120B
  Colour – TrueUV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method ENV012
  TurbidityNephelometryIn-house method EFF061 and APHA 2130B
  Chemical oxygen demand (COD)TitrationIn-house method EFF024 and APHA5220B
  Solids – Total dissolved (TDS)GravimetricIn-house method EFF010 and APHA 2540C
  AcidityTitrationIn hourse method EFF014
  Langelier saturation indexCalculationIn-house method EFF087 and APHA 2330B
  Solids – Fixed; Solids – VolatileGravimetricIn-house method EFF009 and APHA 2540E
  HardnessCalculation; TitrationIn-house method EFF025 and APHA 2340B
  SalinityElectrometricIn-house method EFF041
  Chromium VI (hexavalent chromium)UV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF030
  Chlorophyll a; Chlorophyll b; Chlorophyll cUV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF064
  Dissolved oxygen (DO)Dissolved oxygen (DO) analyserIn-house method EFF002 and APHA 4500G O
  Solids – VolatileGravimetricIn-house method EFF074 and APHA 2540G
  Solids – TotalGravimetricIn-house method EFF008 and APHA 2540B
  Chlorine – Free; Chlorine – TotalUV-vis spectrophotometryIn-house method EFF027; EFF028 and APHA 4500G Cl
  Oil and greaseGravimetricIn-house method EFF021 and APHA 5520B
  Ultraviolet absorbanceUV-vis spectrometryIn-house method EFF026
  Carbon dioxide (CO2)TitrationIn-house method EFF034
 Ground waters; Industrial waters – Treated; Irrigation and stock waters; Saline waters; Steam-raising watersPhaeophytinCalculationIn-house method EFF064  

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