Application Note: EPA Method 8270 for SVOC Analysis on the 5977A Series GC/MSD
9 May 2013

Several environmental agencies in the world use the methodology described by the United States Environment Protection Agency (USEPA) in Method 8270, which utilizes gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to analyze solid, liquid and gaseous samples for semi-volatile organic compounds. This Application Note describes the use of the highly inert and sensitive Agilent 5977A Series GC/MSD, coupled to the Agilent 7890B GC, to meet the performance requirements of the USEPA 8270 method over a working range of 0.2–100 ppm.