Automated Standard Preparation for USEPA Method 8260

Collaborative Efforts to Improve Environmental Monitoring
Poster Presentation

Prepared by A. Jurek, A. Guichard
EST Analytical, 503 COMMERCIAL DR, FAIRFIELD, OH, 45014, United States

Contact Information: [email protected]; 513-642-0100


The preparation of Volatile Organic Standards (VOCs) for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Method 8260 is a tedious prospect. Standards need to be prepared every day. Calibration and laboratory control standards are run every 12 hours and Matrix Spike/Matrix Spike duplicate samples are required for every 20 samples or each batch. Since the analytes in Method 8260 are volatile, standard preparation can be challenging. This application will demonstrate the capability to automate standard preparation for volatile organic standards.