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Soil Organics Analysis by GC and GC/MS

Soil Organics Analysis by GC and GC/MS

Measuring Volatiles and Semi-volatiles

Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry provides a powerful tool for identifying, verifying and quantifying the presence of volatile and semi-volatile chemical contaminants in soil. Organic contamination of soils occurs through chemical spills, leakage from underground storage tanks, administering chemicals and distribution of biosolids from wastewater treatment for agricultural purposes, natural disasters, and other sources. Agilent’s solutions for sample preparation and GC/MS tools – 5977B Single Quadrupole MS, 7000 Series Triple Quadruple M/S and 7200 Quadrupole Time of Flight Mass Spectrometer - provide analysts with solutions that address non-targeted qualitative screening and quantitative analysis of trace level organics in soil.