Method 170.1

Temperature (Thermometric)

This method is for the determination of temperature in drinking, surface, and saline waters, domestic and industrial wastes. Temperature measurements may be made with any good grade of mercury-filled or dial type centigrade thermometer, or a thermistor.  Measurement device should be routinely checked against a precision thermometer certified by the National Bureau of Standards.

Precision and accuracy for this method have not been determined.

(EPA: Office of Water)


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Method Data

Hold Times, Preservatives, Preps, Collection, Analytical & Documentation
Holding Time:   The method says to analyze immediately after sample collection.
Preservatives:   None specified in the method.
Required Preps:   None specified in the method.
Collection Method:   Grab sampling
Analytical Methodology:   Thermometer
Documentation:   170.1

Analyte List*

Analyte Formula CAS Number Detection Limit

* The analytes and detection limits listed for each method represent the typical detection limits and analytes reported for that particular method. Keep in mind that analyte lists may vary from laboratory to laboratory. Detection limits may also vary from lab to lab and are dependent upon the sample size, matrix, and any interferences that may be present in the sample.