Environmental testing is essential to ensure public safety and environmental protection and preservation. As environmental threats evolve, so do compliance standards and regulations. As such, analytical environmental testing laboratories are continually changing, with a need to optimize productivity, maintain sample throughput to ensure holding times are not exceeded, and important results are not delayed, all with reduced cost and training efforts.

A chromatography data system (CDS) needs to meet not just today’s requirements, but tomorrow’s as well, and provide reliable, accurate and precise results, ensuring compliance and minimizing regulatory risks.

Environmental analysis: Easy determination of semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in drinking water and solid waste

Thermo Scientific Chromeleon 7.3.1 CDS can benefit environmental analysis labs with:

  • Industry-leading instrument control for LC, GC, IC and MS – to cover all chromatography and MS detection and quantitation needs in one software
  • eWorkflow procedures – streamlining sequence creation and ensuring users follow SOPs while delivering proven efficiency gains
  • Connectivity to Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), such as Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS, SDMS, and LES, to manage the complete laboratory workflow
  • Full traceability of sample data for auditing compliance
  • Dedicated workflows and extension packs for applications such as POPs, Dioxins, HAA, and microplastics 
  • Built in report templates and flexible report designer, ensuring correct calculations and eliminating the need to export to other software packages
Chromeleon CDS software environmental package

Chromeleon CDS environmental package

Designed to help customers who do environmental analysis using GC-MS, this enables Chromeleon CDS to meet the reporting requirements of the following EPA standard methods:

EPA method

Scope

524.2, 524.3, 524.4

Volatile organics in drinking water

525.1, 525.2, 525.3

Semi-volatile organics in drinking water

8260B, 8260C

Volatile organics in solid waste

8270C, 8270D

Semi-volatile organics in solid waste

Dioxin and PCB analysis: Advanced internal standard techniques for pollutant quantitation

The complicated matrices found in many environmental, food, and other testing areas give rise to the need for advanced use of internal standards. The analysis of dioxins and PCBs uses isotope dilution mass spectrometry (IDMS) with surrogate standards and associated syringe standards with variable amount values. As an integral part of the Thermo Scientific Dioxin Analyzer workflow, Chromeleon CDS provides built in capabilities which include:

  • Extensive sample reporting templates with 13C-labelled standards recovery
  • Automatic report calculations, eliminating the need to perform them outside the software

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Chromeleon CDS: Instruments, intelligence, insight

From constantly changing research and discovery methods, to routine testing and anything in between, Chromeleon CDS streamlines your entire workflow, delivering better results, faster, and with more confidence.

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Determining semi-volatiles in drinking water & solid waste

This poster shows an integrated GC-MS workflow solution for the determination of volatiles and semi-volatiles in drinking water and solid waste following the US EPA guidelines using a single CDS.

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Maximizing Return for Routine Environmental Analysis

Part 1: Updating Outdated SVOC Instrumentation

Updated regulatory requirements for routine semi-volatile organic compound (SVOC) monitoring can lay the foundation for updating workflows and allow labs to realize the advantage of investing in new technology and its effects on productivity.

Learn how your lab can stay up to date with regulatory requirements and use new technology to improve productivity and lower analysis costs per sample.

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Maximizing Return for Routine Environmental Analysis

Part 2: Overcoming Challenges in VOC Analysis

Challenges in VOC analysis can affect the consistency and accuracy of sample analysis data. The impact of bad data can have a huge impact on sample analysis costs.

Learn how updated instrumentation features can overcome these common challenges, help meet new regulatory requirements and improve productivity.

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