Application Note

Improved Determination Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Water By SPME And GC/MS

Source: MilliporeSigma
Improved Determination Of Volatile Organic Compounds In Water By SPME And GC/MS

The analysis of water for volatile organic compounds is important due to their toxicity. The current methods for this determination lack of sensitivity, selectivity or capability for automation. This paper presents the new ISO 17943 Standard using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) and GC/MS. The sample preparation by SPME enables limits of detection and easy automation of the whole method. GC/MS provides the required sensitivity and selectivity. This ISO Standard was validated by an interlaboratory trial, which results confirm the outstanding performance for this method.