Semi-volatile organic compounds, SVOC, when detected in soil, solids or biota at elevated levels are a telltale sign that the samples has been contaminated by human or industrial activity.
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The target SVOC's for testing of soil, solids and biota are typically based on the suspected contamination from a Phase 1 study.
Accredited ALS laboratories around the globe offer an extensive list of SVOC's to meet demands for even the most complex investigations.
Analyses are performed in accordance with standard methods, EPA method 8270 being a typical example. The instrument of choice for many SVOC's is GC-MS while other compounds, especially compounds developed over the last decade or decades, will require LC-MS capability. For example, modern type pesticides are best ascertained using the LC-MS.
Alongside SVOC, volatiles compounds, VOC commonly found on the same sampling sites.MORE INFORMATION
One of the most frequently found contaminations in the environment is related to petroleum products, ranging from light hydrocarbons like BTEX to heavy fuel used as bunker fuel.MORE INFORMATION