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Organics Testing

Volatiles

Volatile organic compounds (VOC) means any compound of carbon, excluding carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, carbonic acid, metallic carbides or carbonates and ammonium carbonate, which participates in atmospheric photochemical reactions, except those designated by EPA as having negligible photochemical reactivity.

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs are organic chemical compounds whose composition makes it possible for them to evaporate under normal indoor atmospheric conditions of temperature and pressure.

Volatile Organic Compounds (EPA 8260)

Method 8260 can be used to quantitate most volatile organic compounds that have boiling points below 200 C. Volatile, water soluble compounds can be included in this analytical technique by the use of azeotropic distillation or closed-system vacuum distillation. Such compounds include low molecular weight halogenated hydrocarbons, aromatics, ketones, nitriles, acetates, acrylates, ethers, and sulfides.

8260

Purgeables by GC/MS (EPA 624.1)

This method is for determination of purgeable organic pollutants in industrial discharges and other environmental samples by gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry (GC/MS), as provided under 40 CFR 136.1

624

VOC + TIC Scan (EPA 8260)

A TIC (Total Ion Chromatogram) is a chromatogram created by summing up intensities of all mass spectral peaks belonging to the same scan. The TIC is compared to a GC chromatogram.

VOC + TIC Scan

Volatile Organic Compounds (EPA 1666)

This method is for surveying and monitoring under the Clean Water Act. It is used to determine certain volatile organic pollutants specific to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry (PMI) that are amenable to purge-and-trap gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or direct aqueous injection GC/MS.

1666

VOC Pharmaceutical Manufacturing (EPA 1671)

This method is for surveying and monitoring under the Clean Water Act. It is used to determine certain volatile organic pollutants specific to the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry (PMI) that are amenable to purge-and-trap gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or direct aqueous injection GC/MS.

1671

Fixed Gases (RSK SOP-175)

This method is for the collection and analysis of dissolved gases such as methane, ethane and ethylene in ground water.

RSK SOP-175

Simi-Volatiles

Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are a subgroup of VOCs that tend to have a higher molecular weight and higher boiling point temperature than other VOCs.

Chlorinated Herbicides (EPA 8151)

Method 8151 is a capillary gas chromatographic (GC) method for determining certain chlorinated acid herbicides and related compounds in aqueous, soil and waste matrices.

8151

Chlorinated Herbicides (EPA 615)

Method 615 covers the determination of certain chlorinated herbicides. This is a gas chromatographic (GC) method applicable to the determination of the compounds listed above in industrial and municipal discharges as provided under 40 CFR 136.1.

615

PCB's (Polychlorinated Biphenyls) (EPA 8082)

These methods may be used to determine the concentrations of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as Aroclors or as individual PCB congeners in extracts from solid, tissue, and aqueous matrices, using open-tubular, capillary columns with electron capture detectors (ECD) or electrolytic conductivity detectors (ELCD).

8082

Fuels & Method 8015 Substituents

This method determines the concentration of various nonhalogenated volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds in surface water, ground water, and solid matrices. In addition, gasoline range organics and diesel range organics may also be analyzed by this method.

Hydrocarbon Identification (NWTPH-HICD)

This method is a qualitative and semi-quantitative procedure. It is used for groundwater or surface water, and soil/sediment from sites where the petroleum products are unknown and/or when multiple types of petroleum products are suspected to be present.

HCID

Diesel/Oil (NWTPH-Dx)

This method determines the concentration of various nonhalogenated volatile and semivolatile organic compounds in surface water, ground water, and solid matrices. Diesel and Oil range organics are analyzed by this method.

NWTPH-Dx

Gasoline (NWTPH-Gx)

This method covers the quantitative and qualitative analyses of volatile petroleum products, e.g. gasolines, naphtha, mineral spirits, stoddard solvent, and other volatile petroleum products in soil and water.

NWTPH-Gx

BTEX+Naphthalene

This method covers the quantitative and qualitative analyses of Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, and Xylenes (BTEX) and Naphthalene.

BTEX & Naphthalene

Alcohols (EPA 8015)

This method is for the determination of

Alcohols 8015

Amines (EPA 8015)
This method is for the determination of

Amines 8015

Glycols (EPA 8015)
This method is for the determination of

Glycols By 8015