Glycols, amines, and alcohols are often used in industrial, food, cleaning products and other productions. It is essential to routinely test for these chemicals on a regular basis as they may be hazardous to human health and the environment.

Glycols are routinely used in industrial and domestic coolant systems to prevent system freeze-up, as industrial feed products, and as water removal systems in facilities such as gas plants. They are highly water-soluble, non-volatile, and generally chemically inert. The same is true of various alkanolamines used in sour gas plants.

Alcohols can be found in food, industrial, and medical products, and domestic cleaning products. Due to their solubility, they can present a hazard to water and food supplies.

Element provides a wide range of alcohols, amines, and glycols testing in water:

Alcohols – Methanol, Ethanol, Butanol, Isopropanol, and Pentanol

Amines -- Ethanolamine, Di-Isopropanolamine, Diethanolamine, Triethanolamine, Methyldiethanolamine, and Sulfolane

Glycols – Ethylene Glycol, Propylene glycol, Diethylene glycol, Triethylene glycol, and Tetraethylene glycol

The Element advantage

Element can test a wide range of products, soils, and liquids to detect harmful levels of glycols, amines, and alcohols as well as other organics testing. Our laboratories are ISO 17025 accredited and our environmental experts are on hand to ensure tests are delivered as quickly and accurately as possible.

For more information on testing for glycols, amines, and alcohols, contact our environmental experts today.

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