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Environmental Tests - Drinking Water - Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile Organic Compounds in Drinking Water
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Regulated Compounds
Benzene, Carbon tetrachloride, Chlorobenzene, 1,2-Dichlorobenzene, 1,4-Dichlorobenzene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, 1,1-Dichloroethene, cis-1,2-Dichloroethene, trans-1,2-Dichloroethene,

1,2-Dichloropropane, Methylene chloride, Ethylbenzene, Styrene, Tetrachloroethene, Toluene, 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, 1,1,2-Trichloroethane, Trichloroethene, Vinyl chloride, m & p-Xylene, o-Xylene,

Monitor Compounds
Chloroform, Bromodichloromethane, Dibromochloromethane, Bromoform, Dibromomethane, 1,3-Dichlorobenzene, 1,1-Dichloropropene, 1,1-Dichloroethane, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, 1,3-Dichloropropane, Chloromethane, Bromomethane, 1,2,3-Trichloropropane, 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane, Chloroethane, 2,2-Dichloropropane, 2-Chlorotoluene, 4-Chlorotoluene, Bromobenzene, cis-1,3-Dichloropropene, trans-1,3-Dichloropropene, 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane, 1,2-Dibromoethane, 1,2,4-Trimethylbenzene, 1,2,3-Trichlorobenzene, n-Propylbenzene, n-Butylbenzene, Naphthalene, Hexachlorobutadiene, 1,3,5-Trimethylbenzene, 4-Isopropyltoluene,

Isopropylbenzene, t-Butylbenzene, s-Butylbenzene, Trichlorofluoromethane, Dichlorodifluoromethane, Bromochloromethane

Other compounds

Acetone, Acrylonitrile, 2-Butanone (MEK), Carbon disulfide, Ethyl methacrylate, 2-Hexanone, Iodomethane, Methyl methacrylate,

4-Methyl-2-pentanone (MIBK), Methyl-t-butyl ether (MTBE),

Tetrahydrofuran, Vinyl acetate


Drinking water


EPA 524.2 Volatiles

Sample Size Container

2-40 ml glass vials


Ascorbic acid
pH <2 with HCl
4 °C

Holding Time

14 days

Last updated August 18, 2015