This issue paper provides guidance to remedial project managers on field sampling and selecting on-site analytical methods for detecting and quantifying secondary explosive compounds in water (see Table 1). A similar issue paper was previously prepared on explosives in soils (Crockett et al. 1996), and updated as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) report (Crockett et al. 1998). The paper also includes a brief discussion of the reference analytical method
for the determination of 14 explosives and co-contaminants in water, soil, and sediments, EPA Method 8330 (EPA 1998).
- Field Sampling And Selecting On-site Analytical Methods For Explosives In Water (PDF)(47 pp, 251 K, 1999, 600-S-99-002)