Organic Contaminants

Monitoring organic contaminants

Organic contaminants such as volatile (VOCs) and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are recognized as mutagenic and/or carcinogenic and have the potential to adversely affect human health and the environment. Regulatory bodies require routine monitoring in air, water, soil and biota—samples that require robust analytical instruments, applications and support.

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Solutions for organic contaminant analysis

Organic contaminants—often categorized into volatile organic compounds (VOC) and semi-volatile organic compounds
(SVOC)—account for the biggest portion of environmental contaminants. Their great diversity in structure and properties also make them the hardest to analyze compared to limited types of inorganic contaminants.

  • GC and GC-MS are the most frequently used techniques for organic contaminants analysis.
  • LC-MS is required for analysis of less heat-stable organic contaminants.
  • Organic contaminant analysis demands different types of sample preparation procedures and instrumentation based on their volatility and matrices they are extracted from.

For more information

  • Visit our learning center on VOC and SVOC analysis.

From sample extraction to data analysis, view our complete organic contaminant analysis capabilities.

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Automated Solid Phase Extraction

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Orbitrap GC-MS/MS

Orbitrap LC-MS/MS



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Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

Learn about the latest breakthroughs for organic contaminant analysis

Learn about the latest breakthroughs for organic contaminant analysis