Decreasing Purge and Trap Cycle Times for USEPA Method 8260

New Environmental Monitoring Techniques for Organics
Poster Presentation

Prepared by A. Jurek
EST Analytical, 503 Commercial Dr., Fairfield, Ohio, 45014, United States

Contact Information:; 513-504-1760


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Method 8260 is prescriptive in its purge and trap parameters. The method requires an eleven minute purge time with a 40ml/min purge flow. Due to this restriction, environmental analysts need to investigate other means to decrease cycle times without sacrificing analytical results. This poster will examine decreasing cycle times within the USEPA method requirements.