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NWQL Open-File Reports

Arbogast, B. F., 1996, Analytical methods manual for the Mineral Resource Surveys Program, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-525, 260 p.

Brenton, R.W., and Arnett, T.L., 1993, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of dissolved organic carbon by uv-promoted persulfate oxidation and infrared spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-480, 12 p.

Briggs, P.H.; Meier, A.L., 1999, The determination of forty two elements in geological materials by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-166, 15 p.

Brock, R.D., 1990, A protocol for onsite screening of volatile organic compounds using a portable gas chromatograph: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-379, 15 p.

Brock, R.D., and Murtagh, L.K., 1994, Determination of chlorinated insecticides in bottom sediment using an electron-capture gas chromatography screening method, Austin, Texas, 1991 and 1992: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-302, 18 p.

Brown, G.E., and McLain, B.J., 1994, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of antimony by automated- hydride atomic absorption spectrophotometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-664, 17 p.

Burkhardt, M.R., Cinotto, P.J., Frahm, G.W., Woodworth, M.T., and Pritt, J.W., 1995, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of Methylene Blue Active Substances by Spectrophotometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-189, 20 p.

Burkhardt, M.R., Kammer, J.A., Jha, V.K., O'Mara-Lopez, P.G., and Woodworth, M.T., 1997, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory --Determination of Nonpurgeable Suspended Organic Carbon by Wet-Chemical Oxidation and Infrared Spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-380, 12 p.

Childress, C.J.O., Foreman, W.T., Connor, B.F., and Maloney, T.J., 1999, New Reporting Procedures Based on Long-Term Method Detection Levels and Some Considerations for Interpretations of Water-Quality Data Provided by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-193, 19 p.

Connor, B.F., Rose, D.L., Noriega, M.C., Murtagh, L.K., and Abney, S.R., 1998, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of 86 Volatile Organic Compounds in Water by Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Including Detections Less Than Reporting Limits: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-829, 78 p.

Damrau, D.L., 1993, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of low-level silver by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-416, 14 p.

Faires, L.M., 1993, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of metals in water by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-634, 28 p.

Fishman, M.J., ed., 1993, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of inorganic and organic constituents in water and fluvial sediments: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-125, 217 p.

Fishman, M.J., Raese, J.W., Gerlitz, C.N., and Husband, R.A., 1994, U.S. Geological Survey approved inorganic and organic methods for the analysis of water and fluvial sediment, 1954-94: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-351, 55 p.

Foreman, W.T., Connor, B.F., Furlong, E.T., Vaught, D.G., and Merten, L.M., 1995, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory-- Determination of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in bottom sediment by dual capillary-column gas chromatography with electron-capture detection: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-140, 78 p.

Furlong, E.T., Vaught, D.G., Merten, L.M., Foreman, W.T., and Gates, P.M., 1996, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory -- Determination of semivolatile organic compounds in bottom sediment by solvent extraction, gel permeation chromatographic fractionation, and capillary-column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-719, 67 p.

Furlong, E.T., Gray, J.L., Quanrud, D.M., Teske, S.S., Werner, S.L., Esposito, Kathleen, Marine, Jeremy, Ela, W.P., Zaugg, S.D., Phillips, P.J., and Stinson, Beverley, 2012, Pharmaceuticals, hormones, anthropogenic waste indicators, and total estrogenicity in liquid and solid samples from municipal sludge stabilization and dewatering: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1132, 8 p.

Garbarino, J.R., 2000, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory -- Determination of Whole-Water Recoverable Arsenic, Boron, and Vanadium Using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-464, 15 p.

Garbarino, J.R., and Hoffman, G.L., 1999, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory -- Comparison of a Nitric Acid In-Bottle Digestion Procedure to other Whole-Water Digestion Procedures: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-094, 21 p.

Garbarino, J.R. 1999, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory -- Determination of Dissolved Arsenic, Boron, Lithium, Selenium, Strontium, Thallium, and Vanadium Using Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-093, 31 p.

Garbarino, J.R., and Struzeski, T.M., 1998, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory -- Determination of Elements in Whole-Water Digests Using Inductively Coupled Plasma- Optical Emission Spectrometry and Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-165, 101 p.

Harris, C.M., Litteral, C.J., and Damrau, D.L., 1997, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory -- Use of a Modified Ultrasonic Nebulizer for the Analysis of Low Ionic-Strength Water by Inductively Coupled Optical Emission Spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-382, 34 p.

Hoffman, G.L., 1996, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Preparation Procedure for Aquatic Biological Material Determined for Trace Metals: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-362, 42 p.

Hoffman, G.L., Fishman, M.J., and Garbarino, J.R., 1996, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--In-bottle acid digestion of whole-water samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-225, 28 p.

Horowitz, A.J., Demas, C.R., Fitzgerald, K.K., Miller, T.L., and Rickert, D.A., 1994, U.S. Geological Survey protocol for the collection and processing of surface-water samples for the subsequent determination of inorganic constituents in filtered water: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-539, 57 p.

Jones, S.R., and Garbarino, J.R., 1999, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of Arsenic and Selenium in Water and Sediment by Graphite Furnace-Atomic Absorption Spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-639, 39 p.

Jones, S.R., and McLain, B.J., 1997, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of molybdenum in water by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-198, 32 p.

Leiker, T.J., Madsen, J.E., Deacon, J.R., and Foreman, W.T., 1995, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of chlorinated pesticides in aquatic tissue by capillary-column gas chromatography with electron-capture detection: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-710, 42 p.

Lindley, C.E., Burkhardt, M.R., and DeRusseau, S.N., 1994, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Extraction of nitroaromatic compounds from water by polystyrene divinylbenzene cartridge and determination by high-performance liquid chromatography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-62, 15 p.

Madsen, J.E., Sandstrom, M.W., and Zaugg, S.D., 2003, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--A method supplement for the determination of fipronil and degradates in water by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-462, 11 p.

Maloney, T.J., ed., 2005, Quality Management System, U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1263, version 1.3, 9 November 2005, 93 p.

Markovchick, D.J., Lewis, J.A., Brenton, R.W., Iverson, J.L., and Wharry, H.L., 1994, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of triazine and other nitrogen-containing compounds by gas chromatography with nitrogen phosphorus detectors: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-37, 17 p.

McLain, Betty, 1993, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of chromium in water by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-449, 16 p.

Moulton, S.R., II, Carter, J.L., Grotheer, S.A., Cuffney, T.F., and Short, T.M., 2000, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Processing, taxonomy, and quality control of benthic macroinvertebrate samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-212, 49 p.

Patton, C.J., amd Truitt, E.P., 2000, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of ammonium plus organic nitrogen by a Kjeldahl digestion method and an automated photometric finish that includes digest cleanup by gas diffusion: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-170, 31 p.

Patton, C.J., and Truitt, E.P., 1992, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of total phosphorus by a Kjeldahl digestion method and an automated colorimetric finish that includes dialysis: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-146, 39 p.

------ 1995, U.S. Geological Survey nutrient preservation experiment--Nutrient concentration data for surface-, ground-, and municipal-supply water samples and quality-assurance samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-141, 140 p.

Phillips, P.J., Smith, S.G., Kolpin, D.W., Zaugg, S.D., Buxton, H.ZT., and Furlong, E.T., 2010, Method Description, Quality Assurance, Environmental Data, and other Information for Analysis of Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater-Treatment-Plant Effluents, Streamwater, and Reservoirs, 2004-2009: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1102, 36 p.

Pratt, L.K., 1994, Using analytical services at the National Water Quality Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-26, 15 p.

Pritt, J.W., and Raese, J.W., 1992, Quality assurance/quality control manual--National Water Quality Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-495, 33 p.

------1995, Quality assurance/quality control manual--National Water Quality Laboratory: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-443, 35 p.

Raese, J.W., 2003, U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory Annual Report, Fiscal Years 2001 and 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 03-14, 16 p.

------ 1994, National Water Quality Laboratory Profile: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-366, 4 p.

Rose, D.L., and Schroeder, M.P., 1995, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of volatile organic compounds in water by purge and trap capillary gas chromatography/mass spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-708W, 26 p.

Sandstrom, M.W., Wydoski, D.S., Schroeder, M.P., Zamboni, J.L., and Foreman, W.T., 1992, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of organonitrogen herbicides in water by solid-phase extraction and capillary-column gas chromatography/mass spectrometry with selected-ion monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 91-519, 26 p.

Struzeski, T.M., DeGiacomo, W.J., and Zayhowski, E.J., 1996, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory - Determination of dissolved aluminum and boron in water by inductively compled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-149, 17 p.

Taggart, J.E., Jr., ed., 2002, Analytical methods for chemical analysis of geologic and other materials, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-0223, Version 5.0, variously paginated.

Timme, P.J., 1994, National Water Quality Laboratory 1994 services catalog: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-304, 103 p.

 ------1995, National Water Quality Laboratory 1995 services catalog: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-352, 120 p.

Werner, S.L., Burkhardt, M.R., and DeRusseau, S.N., 1996, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of Pesticides in Water by Carbopak-B Solid-Phase Extraction and High-Performance Liquid Chromatography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-216, 42 p.

Werner, S.L., and Johnson, S.M., 1994, Methods of analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of selected carbamate pesticides in water by high-performance liquid chromatography: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-650, 29 p.

Wershaw, R.L., Fishman, M.J., Grabbe, R.R., and Lowe, L.E., 1983, Methods for the determination of organic substances in water and fluvial sediments, U.S. Geological Survey Techniques of Water-Resources Investigations, book 5, chap. A3: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-1004, 173 p.

Zaugg, S.D., Sandstrom, M.W., Smith, S.G., and Fehlberg, K.M., 1995, Methods of Analysis by the U.S. Geological Survey National Water Quality Laboratory--Determination of Pesticides in Water by C-18 Solid-phase Extraction and Capillary-Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with Selected-Ion Monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-181, 60 p.

Further Information


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Donna L. Damrau (dldamrau@usgs.gov),
USGS/NWQL, P.O. Box 25585, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 95
Denver, CO 80225-0585; telephone 303.236.2000

USGS reports also are available from:

USGS Earth Science Information Center, Box 25286, Federal Center,
Denver, CO 80225; telephone 303.202.4200

Some reports may be examined at major library depositories throughout Colorado or at the National Water Quality Laboratory near Denver.

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