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Brief PMS299 D

Application Note

The determination of low level benzene, toluene, ethyl benzene and xylenes (BTEX) in Drinking Water by Headspace Trap GC/MS

Headspace Trap GC/MS to determine toxic elements in water

Introduction

BTEX are regulated toxic compounds while benzene is also an EPA target carcinogen. The investigation of these compounds, especially in drinking water at low levels, is critical to protect public health. This application note focuses on exceeding the current EPA detection limit requirement for BTEX while meeting and/or exceeding all other criteria in EPA method 524.2 for these analytes.