An integrated GC-MS workflow solution for the determination of (semi-)volatiles in drinking water and solid waste according to the U.S. EPA guidelines

Poster-Vendor
Poster Presentation

Presented by W. Liu
Prepared by B. van Cann1, R. Jack2
1 - Thermo Fisher Scientific B.V., Takkebijster 1, Breda, n.a., 4817BL, Netherlands
2 - Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., 490 Lakeside Drive, Sunnyvale, CA, 94085, United States


Contact Information: barbara.vancann@thermofisher.com; +31765795555


ABSTRACT

Worldwide there are many regulatory organizations safeguarding the environment by issuing health and environmental standards, such as the United States (U.S.) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). These include many standardized guidelines for the analysis of hazardous environmental contaminants.
The challenge for today’s laboratories is to correctly execute these guidelines, such as those described in the EPA methods, including calculating and assessing the final results. Laboratories may generate results that are hard to compare, inconsistent, and even misleading. In order to establish a system for compliance to the regulatory methodology, environmental laboratories develop internal guidelines, such as standard operating procedures (SOPs), for sequence creation, sample analysis, and result calculation.
This poster will show an integrated GC-MS workflow solution for the determination of volatiles and semi-volatiles in drinking water and solid waste following the U.S. EPA guidelines, including all required calculations and assessment of the final result. This solution helps ensure that analysts follow SOPs consistently and accurately, resulting in high quality and reliable results, saving valuable time.