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TABLE 2. Detection Limits for Onsite and Laboratory Analyses

(mg/L, milligrams per liter; ueq/L, microequivalents per liter; umol/L, micromoles per liter)

Parameter Units Detection limit Method of analysis
Alkalinity (ueq/L) none "Fishman and Friedman, 1985, p. 93-95"
B (mg/L) 0.007 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Ba (mg/L) 0.002 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Ca (ueq/L) 0.3 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Cl (ueq/L) 1400 "Cotlove and others, 1958"
DOC (mg/L) 0.1 "Aiken, 1992"
Fe (mg/L) 0.006 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
H4SiO4 (umol/L) 5 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
K (ueq/L) 3 "Skougstad and others, 1979"
Li (mg/L) 0.007 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Mg (ueq/L) 0.6 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Mn (mg/L) 0.0005 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Na (ueq/L) 0.4 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
SO4 (ueq/L) 8.3 or 240 "Fishman and Friedman, 1985, p. 617"
Sr (mg/L) 0.0006 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"
Zn (mg/L) 0.01 "Garbarino and Taylor, 1979, 1980"



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