- Learning Center: View our VOC analysis and SVOC analysis
- App note: GC Application Note Compendium
- App note: EPA 8260c: VOCs in Soil and Solid Waste
- Webinar: VOC Analysis Using Purge and Trap Technique with Terry Jeffers and Dwain Cardona, Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Webinar: EU Water Framework Directive: Analysis Challenges with Dr. Stefano Polesello, Istituto di Ricera Sulle, Acque-CNR, Brugherio, Italy
Monitoring organic contaminants
Organic contaminants such as volatile (VOCs) and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are recognized as mutagenic and/or carcinogenic and have the potential to adversely affect human health and the environment. Regulatory bodies require routine monitoring in air, water, soil and biota—samples that require robust analytical instruments, applications and support.
Learn how our comprehensive solutions can help environmental labs overcome their analytical challenges.
Solutions for organic contaminant analysis
Organic contaminants—often categorized into volatile organic compounds (VOC) and semi-volatile organic compounds
(SVOC)—account for the biggest portion of environmental contaminants. Their great diversity in structure and properties also make them the hardest to analyze compared to limited types of inorganic contaminants.
- GC and GC-MS are the most frequently used techniques for organic contaminants analysis.
- LC-MS is required for analysis of less heat-stable organic contaminants.
- Organic contaminant analysis demands different types of sample preparation procedures and instrumentation based on their volatility and matrices they are extracted from.
From sample extraction to data analysis, view our complete organic contaminant analysis capabilities.
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Learn about the latest breakthroughs for organic contaminant analysis