Volatiles

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.  VOCs will have boiling points below 260 °C.

"VOCs are organic compounds that can be isolated from the water phase of a sample by purging the water sample with inert gas, such as helium, and, subsequently, analyzed by gas chromatography. Many VOCs are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacture of paints, adhesives, petroleum products, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. They often are compounds of fuels, solvents, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry-cleaning agents commonly used in urban settings. VOC contamination of drinking water supplies is a human-health concern because many are toxic and are known or suspected human carcinogens." - U.S. Geological Survey, 2005

ESG Laboratories applies methods SW846 8260, 8021, EPA 602, 624 and EPA 1666 for analysis of volatile organic compounds.  All samples are collected, handled, prepared and analyzed in accordance with USEPA 40 CFR Part 136 as amended.

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Contact Steve Cohen, Manager of Client Services at (317) 290-1471 or e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

ESG serves corporate, private and governmental customers. Tests are performed by qualified professionals in well-equiped laboratories.

ESG reports are for compliance with US EPA & IDEM regulations, and are routinely reviewed by the following:

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Office of Water Quality (OWQ)
Office of Land Quality (OLQ)
Drinking Water Branch