Our High-Resolution Mass Spectroscopy (HRGC-MS) laboratory offers Dioxins and Furans testing, and Poly-Chlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) testing for analysis of stack emissions, ash, soils, and water samples.
Dioxins and Furans testing detect traces of dioxins, furans, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) using highly sensitive, high-resolution gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (HRGC-MS) to measure even the lowest levels of contamination (part per quadrillion) found within the environment, including air, water, and soil.
These damaging substances are primarily created during combustion and manufacturing processes in the chemical and waste industries. As a result, Dioxins and Furans, and PCB can be found in stack emissions, exhaust gases, smoke, air, ash, soils, and water. As highly persistent substances, Dioxins and Furans can also accumulate in many foods, including livestock, and subsequently within the human body.
Dioxins and Furans are highly hazardous substances and their release into the atmosphere and presence on land and in water are highly regulated.
Dioxins and Furans Lab Testing
The UK Element Deeside laboratory is accredited to ISO 17025 and the MCERTS standard for the analysis of stack emission samples for Dioxins, Furans, and Dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB 12). Ash samples are ISO 17025 accredited for Dioxins and Furans and PCB 12. In addition, our experienced experts offer analysis of Dioxins and Furans on water and soil samples. The standard turnaround for Dioxin and Furan testing is 7-10 working days. Faster turnarounds of 3, 4, 5, or 6 days are also available subject to capacity.
The Element advantage
Analyzing samples for Dioxins and Furans requires highly-trained analysts and specialized equipment. Element utilizes Thermo Scientific's leading-edge DFS highly sensitive high-resolution gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy (HRGC-MS) to provide ultra-low detection limits (part per quadrillion (ppq levels). We utilize the most up-to-date automated extraction, and clean up techniques.
Our Deeside laboratory has a reputation for delivering high-quality data supported by excellent customer service and a high level of technical support.
For more information about our Dioxins and Furans testing services or to request a quotation, contact us today.
For Stack Emission Sampling, Element Deeside provides prepared and spiked XAD-2 resin traps, GFA filters, and glass bottles that comply with sampling to BS EN 1948. For water samples, a 500ml glass, and for soil or ash, a 60g or 250g glass jar is provided. All containers come ready packed with a Chain of Custody and return paperwork. Overnight couriers can be arranged on request.
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