Liquid Chromatography

The Liquid Chromatography (LC) team performs chemical analysis on samples to identify and measure organic compounds. Implementation and validation of LC methods continue to expand due to the many new chemicals and emerging environmental contaminants present in soil, water and foliage.

EPA Method 539 is used to test for hormones and steroids in drinking water. Personal care and pharmaceutical products can be found in the environment, and often require the liquid chromatograph for testing because these compounds are of a higher molecular weight and less volatile than compounds traditionally detected by gas chromatography.

These amber jars are used for the automatic extraction of water samples for Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography analysis.

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