US EPA Method 1631 appendix: Total mercury in tissue, sludge, sediment and soil by acid digestion and BrCl oxidation
Appendix to Method 1631
Total Mercury in Tissue, Sludge, Sediment, and Soil by Acid Digestion and BrCl Oxidation
This Appendix provides two sample preparation (digestion) procedures for oxidation of total mercury (Hg) in solid and semi-solid sample matrices. These procedures may be used in conjunction with EPA Method 1631B:
Mercury in Water by Oxidation, Purge and Trap, and Cold Vapor Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry for determination of mercury in tissue, sludge, sediment, soil, industrial samples, and certified reference materials.