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EMT provides Low Level Hexavalent Chromium (Cr+6) analysis

EMT, Inc. provides Hexavalent Chromium analysis by EPA Method 218.6 "Determination of Dissolved Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water, Groundwater, and Industrial Wastewater Effluents by Ion Chromatography".

EPA regularly re-evaluates drinking water standards; a rigorous and comprehensive review of chromium-6 health effects began following the release of the toxicity studies by the National Toxicology Program in 2008.

The EPA is providing guidance to water systems on how they may monitor for chromium-6 in addition to the monitoring they are required to perform for total chromium.

As stated by the EPA at http://water.epa.gov/drink/info/chromium/guidance.cfm :

Should my water system conduct enhanced monitoring for Chromium-6?
Given the emerging public health information, EPA is providing this guidance to all public water systems to show how a system could enhance chromium monitoring through additional sampling and analysis specifically for chromium-6. 

How can I find a laboratory to measure chromium-6?
The analytical instrumentation required for EPA Method 218.6 is not uncommon in drinking water laboratories: however, many laboratories may not be "set-up" to offer this analysis. Laboratories that have the necessary equipment and are certified by an accrediting authority to conduct an approved ion chromatography method (e.g., EPA Method 300.0, SM 4110B, ASTM D4327) should be given preferential consideration to provide this analytical support. 

EMT, Inc. fulfills the EPA's requirements and will provide the analysis as well as the sampling protocols required by EPA Method 218.6 "Determination of Dissolved Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water, Groundwater, and Industrial Wastewater Effluents by Ion Chromatography".

Low Level Hexavalent Chromium brochure

EMT is an accredited Dept. of Defense (DoD) ELAP Laboratory

EMT, Inc. has successfully completed the A2LA evaluation process, (including an assessment of the laboratory's compliance with ISO IEC 17025:2005, the 2003 NELAC Chapter 5 Standard, and the requirements of the DoD Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (DoD ELAP) as detailed in the current DoD Quality Systems Manual for Environmental Laboratories) accreditation and EMT, Inc.is certified to perform recognized EPA methods using the following testing technologies and in the analyte categories identified below:

Testing Technologies
Gas Chromatography, Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, Gravimetry, HPLC, Hazardous Waste Characteristics Tests, Ion Chromatography, AA Cold Vapor, ICP, ICP-MS, Misc. electrodes (pH, F, O), Titrimetry, Turbidity.

Please review our DoD ELAP certificate and contact us for more information at 800-246-0663 or info@emt.com.

DoD ELAP accreditation certificate

  

Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD)

EMT is ready to assist with your decisions regarding disposal of material that qualifies for CCDD facilities or landfills. EMT is a NELAC, WDNR and ISO 17025 certified laboratory that is equipped to handle all of your questions regarding the CCDD regulation. EMT's CCDD services include:

  • Field collection of samples
  • Field PID screening for organic material
  • Laboratory Analysis (including TACO)
  • Assistance in testing and locating disposal facilities
  • Referral to qualified engineering firms

 

EMT has been providing expert environmental analytical solutions for over 26 years. Please contact us at info@emt.com or download our CCDD brochure.
 

Illinois EPA - Clean Construction or Demolition Debris (CCDD)

Illinois EPA - Tiered Approach to Corrective Action Objectives (TACO)

 

   

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