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Bureau of Public Health Laboratories – Jacksonville Bureau of Public Health Laboratories – Miami Bureau of Public Health Laboratories – Tampa
  • Environmental Chemistry:
Bureau of Public Health Laboratories Environmental Chemistry supports the enforcement of environmental laws in promoting and protecting the health and safety of all residents and visitors throughout the state of Florida.


The laboratory has testing and analysis capabilities for air, soil, and water matrices. It has a well-established record for proficiency of analysis in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, metals, and bacteriology.
 

Phone: 904-791-1506

Fax: 904-791-1520

 

Inorganic Chemistry, Analytes tested and Methods:

The Non-Metals section tests for anions and other water contaminates in surface, ground and drinking waters using a variety of techniques; Ion Chromatography (IC), colorimetry, Flow Injection Analysis (FIA). 

 

Non-Metals and Other Inorganics

METHODS

ANALYTES TESTED

SM 2320B

Alkalinity

SM 4500-CL-E

Chloride

SM 4500-CN-E

Cyanide

EPA 300.0

Fluoride

SM 5540C

Foaming Agents

EPA 353.2

Nitrite

EPA 353.2

Nitrate, Total Nitrogen

SM4500 P-F

Phosphate

EPA 300.0

Sulfate

SM 2130B

Turbidity

SM 2540C

Total Dissolved Solids

 

The EPA 200.7, 200.8, and 200.9 series provides for the determination of dissolved metals in surface, ground and drinking waters as well as wastewater and soils. Each method uses advanced instrumentation; the Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometry (ICP AES), Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS) and Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption (GFAA) respectively. The remaining methods use flame atomic absorption with the exception of mercury, which is determined by a cold vapor technique.

 

Metals

METHODS

ANALYTES TESTED

EPA 200.7

ICP

Zinc, Barium, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Boron, Sodium, Potassium

EPA 200.8

ICPMS

Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, Lead, Manganese,  Mercury, Molybdenum, Nickel,  Selenium, Thallium, Tin, Zinc

EPA 200.9

GFAA

Silver, Lead

EPA 245.1

Mercury

EPA 200.7

Potassium

EPA 200.7

Sodium

EPA 200.7

Calcium Hardness

          

Organic Chemistry, Analytes and Methods:
These methods are for the identification and simultaneous measurement of organic compounds in surface, ground, and drinking water samples as well as soils, solid wastes, and air samples.

 

Methods 

Matrix

Analyte Groups

Instrument 

EPA 504.1

Water

EDB/ DBCP

Ethylene Dibromide

Gas Chromatograph
 Dibromochloro propane

EPA 505

Water

Pesticides & Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Gas Chromatograph

EPA 515.3

Water

Herbicides

Gas Chromatograph
 

EPA 524.2

Water

Volatile Organics

Gas Chromatograph/ Mass Spectrometer

EPA 525.2

Water

Semi-Volatile Organics

Gas Chromatograph/ Mass Spectrometer

EPA 531.1

Water

Carbamates

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

EPA 547

Water

Glyphosate

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

EPA 548

Water

Endothall

Gas Chromatograph
 

EPA 549

Water

Diquat

High Performance Liquid Chromatograph

EPA 508A

Water

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)

Gas Chromatograph

EPA SW 846
6020

Food

Metals

ICP/MS

   

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