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Eurofins Calscience built a stand-alone laboratory facility to meet the increasing demand for air testing services. With a facility dedicated only to the analyses of volatiles and whole air, we can ensure a clean environment free from contamination. We maintain an extensive inventory of modern instrumentation and sampling equipment. This, in concert with the technical experience of the Eurofins Calscience staff and our commitment to service, allows us to meet our client’s goals of both quality and timeliness.

Methodologies Offered

EPA Toxic Organic Compendium Methods:

  • TO-3(M) GRO, TPH, and Hydrocarbons (C1-C6) in a Specially Prepared Canister or Sampling Bag
  • TO-4A Pesticides in High Volume PUF Cartridges
  • TO-13A Polynuclear Aromatic Compounds in High Volume PUF Cartridges
  • TO-14A Volatile Organic Compounds in a Specially Prepared Canister or Sampling Bag
  • TO-15 Volatile Organic Compounds in a Specially Prepared canister or Sampling bag
  • TO-15 SIM Low Level Volatile Organic Compounds in a Specially Prepared Canister
  • TO-17 Volatile Organic Compounds, Naphthalene, TPH Gasoline, and TPH Diesel Using Active Sampling onto Sorbent Tubes

Where ultra-low reporting limits are required for ambient or indoor air projects, EPA Methods TO-14A and TO-15 can be run in the selective ion monitoring (SIM) mode. Depending on the number of target compounds, reporting limits can be reduced by a factor of up to 100 over full scan GC/MS.

ASTM Methods:

  • ASTM D1946 Fixed Gases
  • ASTM D2820 Hydrocarbons (C1-C6)

EPA SW-846 Methods:

  • 8260B(M) BTEX/Oxygenates by GC/MS

EPA CFR Title 40 Methods:

  • 40 CFR Part 50 Appendix G Lead
  • 40 CFR Part 50 Appendix J PM10 and TSP
  • 40 CFR Part 50 Appendix L PM2.5

Other Methods:

  • EPA 16 Hydrogen Sulfide
  • EPA 3C(M) Fixed Gases (Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, Methane, Nitrogen, and Oxygen)
  • EPA 3C(M) Total Gaseous Non-Methane Organic Compounds (TGNMO) and Fixed Gases
  • EPA 3C(M) Hydrogen or Helium
  • Massachusetts DEP Air-Phase Petroleum Hydrocarbons (APH)
  • RSK-175 Carbon dioxide, Ethane, Ethene, Methane, Propane, and Propene (Headspace Method)
  • SCAQMD Rule 1150.1 Core Group Toxic Air Contaminants
  • SCAQMD Rule 1420 Lead
  • SCAQMD 25.1(M) TGNMO (Non Condensable), and TOC by Calculation

Instrumentation (Dedicated for Air/Vapor Testing)

  • 12 GC/MS Systems
  • 12 GC Systems (with various detectors)

Sampling Media

  • 1-L Passivated Canisters (such as SUMMA®)
  • 6-L Passivated Canisters (such as SUMMA®)
  • 1-L Air Sampling Bags
  • Sorbent Tubes
  • Polyurethane Foam (PUF) Cartridges

Flow Controllers

  • 24-Hour, 12-Hour, 10-Hour, 8-Hour, and 1-Hour Sampling Time
  • Adjustable
  • Flow Rate < 200 mL/min (Mass Flow Controllers)
  • Flow Rate < 200 mL/min (Soil Gas Sampling Manifolds)

Experience

Eurofins Calscience has supported projects throughout the United States as well as internationally; markets served include:

  • Landfill Monitoring
  • Petroleum Marketing and Refining
  • Site Investigation, Remediation and Monitoring
  • Department of Defense
  • Dredging Operations
  • Gas and Electrical Utilities (former MGPs)
  • Perimeter Monitoring

View the following documents for detailed sampling instructions:

Canister Sampling Instructions (PDF)
Sorbent Tube Sampling Instructions (PDF)
PUF Sampling Instructions (PDF)

Use the following spreadsheets for unit conversion:

Unit Conversion from µg/m3 for VOCs in Air (EXCEL)
Unit Conversion from ppb for VOCs in Air (EXCEL)

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