CARO has approached soil vapour testing with the objective of being industry technical leaders by improving soil vapour data quality and helping to reduce costs. Through our work in bringing Thermal Desorption (TD) technology to the market, we have accomplished just that! TD tubes provide a cost-effective, practical and technically sound approach for collecting and analyzing soil vapour for a broad range of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).
What is TD?
In partnership with PerkinElmer, CARO was pleased to introduce the new Vapor Intrusion (SVI™) TD Tube to the environmental industry in 2009. This approach is gaining widespread industry acceptance as the predominant soil vapour method by virtue of lower achievable detection limits (i.e. for risk assessment), decreased interferences, and overall ease of use in the field. Thermal Desorption is accepted by regulatory bodies across Canada for the detection of VOC contamination in soils, but its capabilities do not stop there – ask us how TD might be able to solve your vapour conundrum! For more information on routine packages, tips, tricks and FAQs for Air Testing, click here.
Wait, there’s more!
In addition to the analysis of VOCs provided on TD tube media, CARO offers additional air testing services, including PAHs, Ammonia, Hydrogen Sulfide, Particulate Matter, and Stack Emission Testing.
P.S. A few Cool Studies:
- Our study, “Assessment of Volatile Organic Compounds from Tubing Used for Soil Vapour Sample Collection VOC” conducted in partnership with the Scientific Advisory Board For Contaminated Sites in BC (SABCS) has standardized industry sampling material selection.
- CARO & PerkinElmer Custom TD tube development to optimize sample collection performance. Presented at AIHce’2009 Conference June 2009 in Toronto.
- Recently published in the March 2016 LCGC North America – Extending the Hydrocarbon
Range for the Analysis of Soil Gas Samples Using Automated Thermal Desorption Coupled with Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry.