Sludge / Solids

Brookside Laboratories, Inc. is experienced in performing a wide range of tests on biosolid samples. Our comprehensive reporting format includes practical data such as quantity of analyte in ton/ac, and annual application rate based on pollutant limits. Selected test parameters relevant to the analysis of biosolid and sludge-applied soil samples are listed below:

Parameter

Method

Sludge Characteristics * Tests included: Total Solids, Total N, Ammonia-N, Nitrate-N, pH, Specific Gravity, Total P, Total K

*

Pollutants (All 10 Pollutants listed below)

EPA 6000 & 7000 Series

Arsenic, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead

EPA 7061

Molybdenum, Nickel, Zinc

EPA 6010

Mercury

EPA 7471

Selenium

EPA 7741

Other Tests

 

Fecal Coliform

SM 9221E

Organics
Tests included: benzo (a) pyrene, Dimethylnitrosamine, hexachlorobutadiene, Trichlorethylene, and hexachlorobenzene

EPA 8000 Series

PCB’s

EPA 8080

Pesticides
Tests included: Aldrin, Dieldrin, DDT, DDE, DDD, Toxaphene, Chlordane, Heptachlor, Lindane

EPA 8080

Soil Nutrients
Tests included: pH, Organic Matter, SO4, CEC, Extractable Al, B, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Mn, Na, P, Zn

**

Total Solids (TS)

SM 2540 G

Total Volatile Solids (TVS)

SM 2540 G

*EPA or AOAC approved methods are used to perform these tests.

**Methods published by the Soil Science Society of America are used.

*EPA or AOAC approved methods are used to perform these tests.

**Methods published by the Soil Science Society of America are used.

Relevant Instrumentation

  • Ion Selective Electrodes
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer (ICP)
  • Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
  • Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AA)
  • Gas Chromatograph (GC)
  • Technicon Auto Analyzer

Turnaround Time

Normal turnaround time is ten working days with rush service available at an additional charge

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