Analysis Options

The types of analyses carried out are:

Organic Analyses

  • Water samples for VOCs using a purge and trap GC/MS
  • Water samples for VOCs using headspace introduction into a GC
  • Soil samples for VOCs using headspace introduction into a GC
  • Soil/sediment samples for VOCs using a purge and trap GC/MS
  • Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbon compounds by Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Total petroleum hydrocarbon analysis by GC Air samples for VOCs by GC

Inorganic Analyses

  • Elemental analysis using an Simultaneous or Sequential Inductively Coupled
  • Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer
  • Low level selenium determinations using a hydride generator coupled to a flame atomic absorbance spectrometer
  • Low level selenium determinations using flow injection or Cutter method
  • Selenium speciation using extraction techniques
  • Anion chromatography using High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (HPLC)
  • Conductance and pH of soil and water samples
  • Turbidity of water
  • Determination of bicarbonate and carbonate in water

Trichlorethene and Tetrachlorethene analysis

This is an example of Trichlorethene and Tetrachlorethene analysis using a Gas Chromatograph-Mass Spectrometer. These are two common contaminates at DOE National Laboratories nationwide.