Analytical Services



The General Inorganic Chemistry Department at RTI Laboratories has knowledgeable chemists that are well versed in wet chemistry methods. Our team has extensive experience in the analysis of water, wastewater, soil and sediment for a full range of analytes. All general inorganic analyses are performed in accordance with federal and state guidelines and the requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Where applicable, analyses will conform to the criteria specified in 40 CFR Part 136.

Available Methods Summary:

Analyte Method
Alkalinity SM 2320B
Anions: Bromide, Chloride, Fluoride, Nitrate, Nitrite, o-Phosphate, Sulfate EPA 300.0, 9056A
Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (CBOD) SM 5210B
Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) EPA 410.4
Conductivity EPA 120.1, SM 2510B
Cyanide SM 4500 CN-E, EPA 9012B
Available Cyanide ASTM D6888
Hexavalent Chromium SM 4500 CR-B, EPA 7196A
Nitrogen, Ammonia SM 4500 NH3-D
Nitrogen, Total Kjeldahl EPA 351.2
pH SM 4500 H+-B, EPA 9040C
Phenolics, Total EPA 420.2
Phosphorous, Total SM 4500 P-F
Solids, Total SM 2540B
Solids, Total Dissolved SM 2540C
Solids, Total Suspended SM 2540D
Solids, Total Volatile EPA 160.4
Sulfide SM 4500 S2-D
Total Organic Carbon SM 5310B, SM 5310C