The compound 1,4-dioxane presents some difficult analysis problems. While commonly considered a solvent, the typical volatile organic solvent analysis methods rate this compound as a “poor performer”.
Eurofins Spectrum Analytical participated in an EPA-sponsored multi laboratory study comparing the VOC to the SVOC analysis methods for 1,4-dioxane. This demonstrated the superiority of the SVOC technique over the VOC technique, both in terms of sensitivity and reliability of the data produced.
Reporting limits to 1.0 ug/L can also be achieved via SW846 8260 SIM for clients that do not require sub-ppb levels. This method provides cost advantages for project planning when regulatory limits allow.