Application Note: Environmental Volatiles Using an Agilent 7697A Headspace Sampler, an Agilent 7890B GC, and an Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD
23 May 2013

The Agilent 7697A Headspace Sampler, Agilent 7890B GC, and Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD system with extractor lens was used for the headspace analysis of environmental volatiles in water. EC reporting requirements, as outlined in the 98/83/EC Directive updated July 2009, were met for all compounds. Calibration was from 0.05 parts-per-billion (ppb)–20 ppb with excellent linearity. Peak shapes were very good for all compounds including the early eluting gases.