EPA Science Inventory

Analytical Protocol for Measurement of Extractable Semivolatile Organic Compounds Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry

Citation:

Campisano, R. Analytical Protocol for Measurement of Extractable Semivolatile Organic Compounds Using Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/114, 2016.

Description:

Report

Purpose/Objective:

There is a need for development of sampling and analytical methods of priority chemical agents, such as toxic industrial chemicals, for environmental matrices. This analytical protocol is for the determination of the contaminants and were tested in a single-laboratory for measurement of the specific semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in water, soil, air filters, and wipes. Analytes include Chlorfenvinphos, Chlorpyrifos, Dichlorvos, Dicrotophos, Disulfoton, Fenamiphos, Methyl parathion, Mevinphos, Parathion, Phencyclidine, Phorate, Phosphamidon, Tetramethylenedisulfotetramine (TETS), Crimidine, 1,4-Dithiane, 1,4-Thioxane, Chloropicrin, Strychnine, Tetraethyl pyrophosphate (TEPP), Dimethylphosphite, and Nicotine. This analytical protocol involves solvent extraction of the sample followed by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry analysis to determine SVOCs. This will allow evaluation of the extent of contamination and effectiveness of decontamination of these chemicals in the event of release into the environment. This would be used by those responding to such incidents, the laboratories responsible for analysis, and the results used by decision-makers.

URLs/Downloads:

ANALYTICAL PROTOCOL FOR MEASUREMENT OF EXTRACTABLE SEMIVOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS USING GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY/MASS SPECTROMETRY   (PDF,92 pp, 2373 KB,  about PDF)

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/REPORT)
Start Date: 09/20/2017
Completion Date: 09/20/2017
Record Last Revised: 05/17/2018
Record Created: 09/20/2017
Record Released: 09/20/2017
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 337629

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL HOMELAND SECURITY RESEARCH CENTER

THREAT AND CONSEQUENCE ASSESSMENT DIVISION