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KAR Laboratories

 STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP) INDEX

4/6/2011

Please note:  All of our SOPs are considered proprietary trade secrets. We have invested considerable method development into our SOPs over decades of time, money, and real world experience, and all SOPs are updated at least annually. This is a huge undertaking and therefore we guard them carefully. Although not available for distribution, we have sold SOPs to interested parties in rare instances. Please contact us for more information

General/QA

Title

KG010

Freezer and Refrigerator Temperature Monitoring and Maintenance

KG018

The Calibration and Use of Laboratory Balances

KG022

Environmental Internal Audit Program

KG023

Generation and Maintenance of Environmental SOPs

KG024

Environmental Laboratory Training Program

KG026

Environmental QC Review for Data Challenges

KG028

Performing a Method Detection Limit (MDL) Study

KG032

Environmental Data Reduction, Validation and Reporting

KG034

Chemical Inventory Procedures

KG035

Environmental Quality Control Charting

KG036

General Maintenance/Repairs and Preventive Maintenance for Environmental Laboratories

KG040

Storage, Archiving, and Disposal of Environmental Laboratory Records

KG050

External Audits of the Environmental Laboratory

KG055

Facilities and Utilities: Use and Maintenance

KG066

Handling, Labeling, and Assigning Expiration Dates to Chemicals and Consumables

KG070

Laboratory Investigations

KG900

Responding to Power Outages, Disasters, and Security Violations

KG990

Electronic Data Deliverables

KGSDWA

Special Considerations for Drinking Water Samples

   

Client Services

KC020

Sample Receipt, Handling and Storage (Chain-of-Custody)

KC030

New Project Login

KG031

Receiving and Reporting of Domestic Drinking Water Samples

KC100

Dissolved Sample Preparation of Metals Analysis

KC120

The Collection of Residential Water Samples for the Analysis of Bacteria

KC130

Collection of Industrial Wastewater Samples

KC200

Sampling for Ultra-Trace Mercury

KC220

Determining the Conductivity of a Water at 25o C

KC230

The Determination of Color in Water

KC420

Measurement of pH in Water by the Electrometric Method

   

Microbiology

KB010

Operation of the Brinkmann/Tuttnauer 2540E Autoclave

KB020

The Use of Aseptic Technique in Microbiological Analyses

KB025

The General Care and Use of Microscopes

KB030

Heterotrophic Plate Count by Pour Plate Method

KB035

The Detection and Enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa Bacteria Using a Membrane Filter Technique

KB050

Monitoring Requirements and Equipment Maintenance for Microbiology Procedures

KB057

The Preparation of Media for Microbiological Analyses

KB060

Preparation of Phosphate-Buffered Rinse/Dilution Water

KB064

Use and Care of the Water Baths in the Microbiology Lab

KB070

The Preparation of a Positive Control for Coliform Analysis and Other Microbiological Analyses

KB100

Total Coliform Bacteria by the Membrane Filter Procedure

KB110

Total Coliform Bacteria and E. coli by the Chromogenic Substrate Procedure

KB150

The Detection and Semi-Quantitation of Coliform Bacteria using the Multiple Tube Fermentation Technique

KB155

The Detection and Semi-Quantitation of Fecal Coliform Bacteria using the Multiple Tube Fermentation Technique

KB200

Fecal Coliform Bacteria by the Membrane Filter Procedure

KB210

E. coli Bacteria by the Membrane Filter Procedure

KB250

Iron Bacteria (Presence-Absence) by Microscopic Examination

KB600

The Detection and Quantitation of Yeast and Mold in Water

   

Trace Metals

KM010

Glassware Washing - Trace Metals Laboratory

KM100

Mercury Analysis by Cold-Vapor Generation

KM120

The Preparation of Soil Fractions for Lead Analysis

KM150

Trace Metals Analysis Using the Perkin Elmer 4300 DV Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer

KM160

Analysis for Boron by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)

KM170

Analysis for Phosphorus in Water by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometry (ICP-OES)

KM175

Acid Digestion of Sediments, Sludges, and Soils for Metals Analysis

KM200

The Determination of Trace Metals in Waters by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

KM205

The Determination of Trace Metals in Waters by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (Varian 820)

KM301

Aqueous Sample Preparation by Acid Digestion for Trace Metals Analysis using the Environmental Express Block Digester

KM551

Nephelometric Determination of Turbidity using a Turbidity Meter

KM600

Analysis of Metals by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry

KM1631

Determination of Trace Mercury in Water by EPA Method 1631E

KM6020

Determination of Trace Metals in Waters and Wastes by Inductively Coupled Plasma - Mass Spectrometry

   

Semi-Volatiles

KO001

Solution and QC Batch Labeling for Sample Preparation in Semi-Volatile Laboratories

KO005

Semi-Volatile Lab Glassware Washing Procedure

KO006

Cleaning and Deactivation of GC Injector Liners

KO504-1

1,2 Dibromomethane (EDB) and 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) by EPA Method 504.1

KO515-1

The Determination of Chlorinated Phenoxy-acid Herbicides in Drinking Water by EPA Method 515.1

KO515-1P

Herbicide Sample Preparation by EPA Method 515.1

KO525-2

METHOD 525.2 Determination of Organic Compounds in Drinking Water by Liquid-Solid Extraction and Capillary Column Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

KO605

Benzidines by HPLC

KO1664

Hexane Extractable Material (HEM) and Silica Gel-Treated N-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM) by Extraction and Gravimetry

KO1664.SPE

Hexane Extractable Material (HEM) and Silica Gel-Treated N-Hexane Extractable Material (SGT-HEM) by Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) and Gravimetry

KO3500B

TurboVap Concentration

KO3510

Separatory Funnel Extraction by Method EPA 3510C

KO3535

METHOD EPA 3535 Solid Phase Extraction (SPE)

KO3545

Accelerated Solvent Extraction (3545)

KO3550

Ultrasonic Extraction by EPA 3550B

KO3550B

Herbicide Soil/ Sludge/Waste, or Wipe Extraction Procedure by EPA Method 3550B

KO3580A

Waste Dilution by EPA Method 3580A

KO3620B

Florisil Cleanup by EPA Method 3620B

KP3660A

Sulfur Cleanup by EPA Method 3660A

KO3665A

Sulfuric Acid/Permanganate Cleanup by EPA Method 3665A

KO8011

For 1,2-Dibromomethane (EDB) and 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) by EPA Method 8011

KO8015FID1

Methanol and Ethanol by GC/FID (Method 8015)

KO8015FID2

Miscellaneous Compounds by Gas Chromatography and Flame Ionization Detection (Method 8015)

KO8015FID3

Ethylene and Propylene Glycol by Gas Chromatography and Flame Ionization Detection (Method 8015)

KO8015-NPD1

Nitrogen Containing Compounds by Gas Chromatography and Nitrogen Phosphorous Detection (Method 8015)

KO8081A

Analysis of Pesticides by EPA Method 8081A

KO8082

Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) by EPA Method 8082A

KO8082-oil

Extraction of PCBs in oil

KO8151

Analysis of Herbicides by EPA Method 8151A

KO8151A-PRE

Herbicide Sample Preparation by EPA Method 8151A

KO8270C

Semi-Volatile Compounds by GC/MS (8270C)

KO8270C.LVI

Semi-Volatile Compounds by Large Volume Injection and GC/MS (8270C)

KO8270-DRO

Diesel Range Organics - Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons by GC-MS (Method 8270)

KO8270-ORO

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons - Diesel Range Organics (DRO) and Oil Range Organics (ORO) by GC/MS (Method 8270)

KO8315.1667

Aldehyde Sample Preparation and Analysis by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

KOWipe

Surface Wipe Extraction for PCB Analysis

   

Volatile Organics

KO524MS

Determination of Volatile Organics by GC/MS by 524.2 using HP GC-MS

KO5035H

Closed - System Purge & Trap and Extraction for High-Level Volatile Organics

KO8260HP

The Determination of Volatile Organics by 8260B using Hewlett Packard GC/MS

KO8260SIM

Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds by Selective Ion Monitoring GC/MS

KO9060B

Analysis of Non-Purgeable Organic Carbon (NPOC)

KOTO-14

Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient using Specially Prepared Canisters with Subsequent analysis by Finnigan ITD GC/MS

KOTPH-GROHP

Determination of Gasoline Range Organics by GC/MS by 8260B using H-P 5972B GC-MS

   

Waste

KW005

The ASTM Water-Shake Extraction of a Solid Waste

KW010

The Determination of Heat of Combustion Using Bomb Calorimetry

KW015

The Boiling Point Determination

KW025

The Evaluation of a Solid Waste for the Characteristic of Ignitability

KW030

The Determination of Flash Point using the Pensky-Martens Closed Cup Apparatus

KW035

The Evaluation of a Sample for Corrosivity

KW040

The Determination of Specific Gravity and/or Density

KW045

The Classification and Assignment of a Packing Group to a Readily Combustible Solid of Division 4.1 Using the Burning Rate Test

KW050

The Quantitation of Total Halogens Via Bomb Combustion

KW055

The Classification and Assignment of a Packing Group to a Dangerous When Wet Material of Division 4.3

KW060

The Evaluation of Solid Waste for the Characteristic of Reactivity (Includes Procedure for Interaction with Water)

KW065

Leaching Procedures: TCLP, SPLP, and Method 8315

KW070

The Determination of Total Sulfur

KW080

The Determination of Viscosity Using the Brookfield Viscometer

KW090

Determination of Water Content Using a Karl Fischer Titrimeter

KW095

The Determination of Volatile Contents

KW100

The Characterization of Materials of Unknown Composition

KW200

The Management of Laboratory Waste: Organic Solvents

KW210

The Management of Laboratory Waste: PCB-Contaminated Materials

KW220

The Management of Laboratory Waste: Client Samples

   

Water Quality

KQ010

The Calibration of Temperature Measuring Devices Against an NIST - Traceable Thermometer

KQ027

Policies and Practices for Proper Dilution

KQ037

The Operation and Care of the Precision DD-20 Vacuum Pump

KQ040

Recordkeeping Associated with the Preparation of Reagents for Water Quality Analysis

KQ062

Use, Care, and Calibration of Mechanical Pipettors in the Water Quality and Trace Metals Laboratories

KQ070

The Cleaning of General Laboratory Glassware and Equipment

KQ085

Determination of Sulfuric and Phosphoric Acid Concentrations in an Electropolishing Bath Sample

KQ090

Determining the Resistivity of a Brine Sample

KQ095

Determination of Ferrous Ion in Water

KQ110

The Aqueous Prep of a Solid Sample for a Water Quality Analysis

KQ112

Specification Testing for a Quicklime Sample

KQ115

The Quantitation of Acidity in Water by Titration

KQ117

Total Organic Carbon in Soil by the Walkley-Black Method

KQ120

Quantitation of Alkalinity in Water by Titration

KQ130

The Determination of Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (CBOD), and Ultimate BOD (UBOD), and Ultimate CBOD (UCBOD)

KQ132

Client Notification of a Drinking Water MCL Excedence

KQ195

The Quantitation of Residual Chlorine by the DPD Method

KQ200

The Quantitation of Total Residual Chlorine by Iodometric Electrode

KQ205

The Measurement of Chlorine Demand

KQ210

The Quantitation of Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) by the Spectrophotometric Method

KQ222

The Quantitation of Sulfite in Water by Iodometric Titration

KQ230

Monitoring and Maintenance of the Laboratory Water Deionization System

KQ250

The Colorimetric Determination of All Forms of Cyanide

KQ255

The Quantitation of Available Cyanide in Water Using the OIA FS3100 Flow Injection System

KQ300

The Quantitation of Formaldehyde in Water using the Acetylacetone Method

KQ310

The Determination of Hardness by Calculation

KQ311

The Determination of Total Hardness in Water by EDTA Titration

KQ330

The Determination of Waters Saturation (Langelier) Index

KQ340

The Analysis of Methylene Blue-Active Substances (MBAS) in Water

KQ354

Distillation of a Sample for Ammonia-Nitrogen Analysis

KQ355

The Quantitation of Ammonia-Nitrogen in Water by Flow Injection Analysis

KQ356

The Quantitation of Ammonia-Nitrogen in Water by Discrete Analysis

KQ365

The Quantitation of Nitrate-Nitrogen and/or Nitrite-Nitrogen in Water using the Lachat QuikChem AE(FIA)

KQ375

The Quantitation of Oil and Grease (as Syltherm)

KQ380

The Quantitation of Chloride in Water by Flow Injection Analysis

KQ381

The Quantitation of Chloride in Water by Discrete Analysis

KQ392

The Determination of Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN) and Organic Nitrogen by Thermal Digestion and Flow Injection Analysis(FIA)

KQ395

The Quantitation of Total Nitrogen in an Aqueous Sample

KQ396

The Quantitation of Organic Nitrogen in an Aqueous Sample

KQ397

The Quantitation of Total Inorganic Nitrogen in an Aqueous Sample

KQ405

Determination of Threshold Odor in Water

KQ410

The Quantitation of Dissolved Oxygen in Water by Membrane Electrode

KQ425

The Determination of Soil pH and/or Waste pH by the Electrometric Method

KQ430

The Determination of Total Phenolics in Water by Distillation and Flow Injection Quantitation

KQ440

The Colorimetric Determination of Hexavalent Chromium in Water

KQ441

Alkaline Digestion for Hexavalent Chromium in Soil and Solids by EPA 3060A

KQ450

The Colorimetric Determination of Various Forms of Phosphorus

KQ455

The Determination of Phosphorus Adsorption Capacity and Bray P1 Concentration of a Soil

KQ461

The Analysis of Silica and/or Silicate by the Heteropoly Blue Method

KQ462

The Gravimetric Determination of Moisture and Total Solids at 103-105̊C

KQ463

The Determination of Dry Weight Solids at 103-105̊C

KQ464

The Gravimetric Determination of Fixed and/or Volatile Solids at 550̊C

KQ466

The Gravimetric Determination of Total, Fixed and/or Volatile Dissolved Solids at 180̊C

KQ468

The Gravimetric Determination of Total, Fixed, and Volatile Suspended Solids

KQ480

The Determination of Loss of Oil on a Sample of Metal Chips

KQ500

The Quantitation of Volatile Organic Acids in Water by Distillation and Titration

KQ536

The Quantitation of Total and Reactive Sulfide by Flow Injection Analysis

KQ575

The Determination of Water-Soluble Substances

KQ585

The Quantitation of Tannin and Lignin in Water

KQ595

Operation of the OI Analytical FS3100 for Ion Analysis by Flow Injection

KQ600E

Determination of Fluoride, Chloride, Nitrite, Nitrate, Bromide, Phosphate and/or Sulfate in Water by Ion Chromatography

KQ610

Operation and Maintenance of the SmartChem Discrete Analyzer

KQ620

The Operation and Calibration of the Perkin Elmer 1605 FT-IR

 

 

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