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Semi-Volatile Compounds

Semi-Volatile Compounds

Accurate Quantitation of Trace-Level Semi-Volatiles In Water

Semi-volatile compounds are a broad term used to describe a number of classes of compounds that have relatively lower volatility. These compounds are regulated in many places around the world as they present a serious threat to water supplies. Semi-volatile organic compounds can also remain in water supplies for long periods of time, meaning they can accumulate in eventually harmful quantities. These compounds, which volatilize relatively slowly at standard temperature and pressure, include a wide range of priority pollutants such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), nitro-aromatics and pesticides. Many are considered potentially carcinogenic, mutagenic, and disruptive to human health. Accurate and reliable trace-level analyses for sVOCs are required that can be carried out efficiently, to meet regulatory levels in water worldwide.

The combination of Agilent sample preparation products, columns, GC & GC-MS systems perform sensitive, multi-residue analyses in complex water matrices for sVOCs. Agilent solutions surpass regulatory methods for sVOC analysis in the US, EU, China and other parts of the globe while maintaining lasting reliability and unparalleled robustness. Agilent’s GC/MS Semivolatiles Analyzer provides pre-configured solutions and tests for faster identification of target analytes in water. The 5977B GC/MSD with the high efficiency source (HES), achieves greater ion throughput, higher abundance signals and better sensitivity. Agilent’s GC/MS/MS performs multiple reaction monitoring for unsurpassed sensitivity and extreme robustness while eliminating interferences for sVOCs analysis in complex environmental matrices. The enhanced sensitivity of the 5977B, 7000D and 7010 GC-MS systems allow for the inject less and get more approach. This means applying split injections with accelerated run times and would save time, costs, solvent usage and labor while allowing you to analyze sVOCs in your environmental samples.