Analytical Services



Semi-Volatile Organic (SVOC) compounds include basic, neutral and acidic extractable organic analytes that are determined by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). The full list of compounds available for reporting is commonly referred to as BNA. RTI Laboratories is able to provide analytical data for an extensive list of SVOCs.

EPA method 8270D is used to determine SVOC concentrations in surface water, ground water and solid samples as typically associated with environmental investigation and remediation projects. EPA method 625 is applicable to the analysis of wastewater samples. Select subsets of the full SVOC list can be useful and cost-efficient when historical site information is available. One of the more commonly used subsets is the analysis for Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) compounds that are sometimes associated with petroleum contamination. RTI has the ability to analyze PAH compounds at low-level concentrations using method 8270D and can extend the lower reporting range through the use of method 8270D-Selective Ion Monitoring (SIM).

Analyte EPA Method
Semi-Volatile Organics 8270D
Semi-Volatile Organics (wastewater) 625
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons 8270D
Polynuclear Aromatic Hydrocarbons (low-level) 8270D-SIM