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PFAS Testing Now Available at Analytica
Sunday, November 25, 2018

PFAS Testing Now Available at Analytica

We are proud to launch PFAS in Ground, Surface and Saline Waters to our customers using IANZ 2.70 instrumental method expert accreditation. Our PFAS suite consists of 31 compounds, including GenX - the more recent PFAS compound that has become important to monitor. 

Our special purpose triplicate container design addresses common contamination issues with PFAS testing through extraction of the entire container. Quality control requirements are possible through sample duplicates, spikes and back up samples.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfluoro-alkyl and polyfluoro-alkyl substances (PFAS) are a family of thousands of synthetic fluorinated organic compounds with multiple C-F bonds. The C-F bond is the shortest and strongest bond in nature, and is responsible for most of the functional characteristics of these compounds.

PFAS have been used in diverse ways for more than 50 years to make products non-stick, water-repellant, and resistant to fire and climatic conditions. They are persistent in the environment and resistant to normal degradation, meaning that PFAS residues are commonly found in soil, sediments, environmental water, and biota. They are considered to have potential adverse effects on environmental and human health.

The best known PFAS compounds are perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS), and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). There are environmental guidelines for PFOS, PFHxS, and PFOA set by the Heads of EPAs Australia and New Zealand (HEPA) in the “PFAS National Environmental Management Plan” (January 2018).

Contact Rachael Casey (rachael.casey@analytica.co.nz) or Terry Cooney (terry.cooney@analytica.co.nz) for pricing, TATs, and technical queries. 

Click the link in the Downloads below to view our PFAS technical note.

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