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Detection Limits

TERL FWS MDL's TERL NOAA MDL's TERL ICPMS
Analyte Analyte Name Tissue Sediment Water Tissue Sediment Water
Al Aluminum 0.8 0.6 0.01 122 106
As Arsenic 0.16 0.12 0.002 0.23 0.31
B Boron 1 6 0.05
Ba Barium 0.4 0.3 0.001
Be Beryllium 0.08 0.12 0.001
Cd Cadmium 0.04 0.03 0.0001 0.008 0.003 0.00005
Cr Chromium 0.2 0.6 0.002 0.18 3.83 0.00003
Cu Copper 0.3 0.6 0.003 0.56 1.79 0.00005
Fe Iron 4 3 0.01 34 1557
Hg Mercury 0.02 0.02 0.0007 0.015 0.009
Mg Magnesium 4 6 0.05
Mn Manganese 0.4 0.3 0.001 1.7 42
Mo Molybdenum 1.6 1.2 0.01
Ni Nickel 2.4 1.8 0.002 0.14 0.89 0.0001
Pb Lead 0.4 3 0.005 0.073 3.73 0.00002
Se Selenium 0.5 0.5 0.0002 0.45 0.08 0.001
Sr Strontium 0.1 0.6 0.0005
V Vanadium 0.1 0.6 0.001
Zn Zinc 0.08 3 0.001 2.5 10.6 0.0001
TOC Total organic carbon 0.01
MOIST Moisture content 0.01
GS-clay Grain size - clay fraction 0.01
GS-sand Grain size - sand fraction 0.01
GS-silt Grain size - silt fraction 0.01
AVS Acid Volatile Sulfide 0.5
Additional TERL Elements
Ag Silver 4 3 0.05 0.008 0.0042 0.00002
Ca Calcium 8 6 0.05
Co Cobalt 1.6 1.2 0.01
K Potassium 16 12 0.1
Na Sodium 8 6 0.05
P Phosphorus 16 12 0.05
S Sulfur 16 12 0.05
Sb Antimony