Priority Pollutant Analysis


Priority pollutant analysis is required for many permit renewals for wastewater treatment facilities. Priority pollutant scans, along with sludge samples, are conducted on wastewater treatment plant effluents. A priority pollutant scan is an analytical battery of parameters conducted to characterize a matrix for contaminants. If contaminants are detected, this information is used to determine if corrective action needs to be taken to eliminate the contaminate source.

Regulatory requirements may force a permittee to conduct further monitoring and evaluations.


Inorganic Analyses

  • Cyanide
  • Chloride
  • Chlorine Residual
  • Total Hardness

Metal Analyses

  • Aluminum
  • Antimony
  • Arsenic
  • Beryllium
  • Cadmium
  • Chromium
  • Copper
  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Nickel
  • Selenium
  • Silver
  • Thallium
  • Zinc

Organic Analyses

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Base/Neutral Compounds
  • Acid Extractible Compounds
  • Dioxin
  • PCBs
  • Pesticides
  • Herbicides