Pace® routinely conducts PCB Aroclor analysis by gas chromatography-electron capture detection (GC-ECD) methods, such as the EPA’s SW 846 method 8082. We also conduct PCB Congener analysis by the high-resolution method 1668 using HRGC/HRMS.
- Total Aroclor methodology experience includes USEPA methods 508, 608, and SW 846-8082
- Congener methodology experience includes USEPA Method 1668A/C and reports various lists:
- Full 209 Congener List
- NOAA Congener List
- World Health Organization Congener List
PCB and PCB Congener Specific Analysis:
Most Pace® laboratories offer traditional PCB analysis for PCB Aroclors in various matrices using standard EPA methodologies. Pace® also offers labs that can perform congener specific analysis and specialty Aroclor analyses. Our Minneapolis, Minnesota lab offers High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Pace® also offers labs that can perform congener specific analysis and specialty Aroclor analyses including High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.
Pace® provides ultra-trace analysis of specific congeners that include
- Coplanar Dioxin-like congeners by 1668
- All 209 congeners by 1668A
- Toxic equivalency Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)
USEPA and World Health Organization (WHO) research have identified compounds similar in nature to dioxin, which appear to pose similar risks to both animals and humans. Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) are one such family of compounds – where increasingly lower detection limits are being sought to better characterize the associated health risks. Advances in instrumentation and method development make it possible to accurately quantify these contaminants at previously unreachable levels.
- Expertise in analysis of PCB Aroclors in sediments by EPA Method 8082
- Expertise in analysis of PCB Aroclors in biological tissue by EPA Method 8082