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SW-846 Test Method 8085: Compound-Independent Elemental Quantitation of Pesticides by Gas Chromatography with Atomic Emission Detection (GC/AED), part of Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods

The following document discusses the method for quantitation of semivolatile organohalide, organophosphorus, organonitrogen, and organosulfur pesticides that are amenable to gas chromatography.

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