Application Note: Shimadzu Guide to US EPA Method 8260 for Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds in Ground Water and Solid Waste
5 August 2015

Environmental contamination has been at the forefront of government policy and regulation since the US EPA was established in 1970. This application note describes analytical operating conditions for analysis of US EPA Method 8260C1 Revision 3, August 2006, and includes BFB tune parameters, calibration details, and a complete MDL and Precision and Accuracy study for almost 100 target compounds at multiple concentrations. This study was conducted using the Shimadzu GCMS-QP2010 SE configured with a Restek capillary column designed specifically for analysis of VOCs by US EPA Methods mentioned above.