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Publications—Open-File Report 00–468

Chemical-Help Application for Classification and Identification of Stormwater Constituents

By Gregory E. Granato, Timothy R. Driskell, and Catherine Nunes

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00–468

Prepared in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration. A Contribution to the National Highway Runoff Data and Methodology Synthesis.


This report is available in Portable Document Format (PDF):

OFR 00–468 (879 KB) – 17 pages

Table of contents for the disk


A computer application called Chemical Help was developed to facilitate review of reports for the National Highway Runoff Water-Quality Data and Methodology Synthesis (NDAMS). The application provides a tool to quickly find a proper classification for any constituent in the NDAMS review sheets. Chemical Help contents include the name of each water-quality property, constituent, or parameter, the section number within the NDAMS review sheet, the organizational levels within a classification hierarchy, the database number, and where appropriate, the chemical formula, the Chemical Abstract Service number, and a list of synonyms (for the organic chemicals). Therefore, Chemical Help provides information necessary to research available reference data for the water-quality properties and constituents of potential interest in stormwater studies. Chemical Help is implemented in the Microsoft help-system interface. (Computer files for the use and documentation of Chemical Help are included on an accompanying diskette.)




Computer-Help Application Instructions

Information in Chemical Help



This report is available online in Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader, it is available for free download from Adobe Systems Incorporated.

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Suggested Citation:
Granato, G.E., Driskell, T.R., and Nunes, C., 2000, Chemical-Help application for classification and identification of stormwater constituents: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-468, 10 p.

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