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Effects of sampling, shipping, and storage on total organic carbon levels in water samples

  • Rein Otson
  • David T. Williams
  • Peter D. Bothwell
  • Roger S. McCullough
  • Robert A. Tate
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Conclusions

The sampling, storage, and shipping conditions used in this study were found to have little effect on the TOC levels in tap and river water samples. Therefore, samples from distant water supplies can readily be shipped to a central laboratory for reliable TOC determination (RSD<5%), if care is taken in bottle preparation and in sampling, and if the described procedures are followed. However, the procedures for sampling, storage and/or shipping of water samples with low TOC content cannot be recommended, due to contamination of the samples.

Keywords

Waste Water Shipping Water Sample Organic Carbon Water Management 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rein Otson
    • 1
  • David T. Williams
    • 1
  • Peter D. Bothwell
    • 1
  • Roger S. McCullough
    • 2
  • Robert A. Tate
    • 2
  1. 1.Bureau of Chemical HazardsEnvironmental Health Directorate, Health and Welfare CanadaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Division of Statistics and Data ProcessingEnvironmental Health Directorate, Health and Welfare CanadaOttawaCanada

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