• Friday, October 20, 2017
EPA 522 (1,4 Dioxane in Drinking Water)

      1,4 Dioxane is a water miscible organic compound classified as an ether. It is commonly used in paint strippers, dyes, greases, varnishes and waxes and is highly flammable. 1,4 Dioxane is a colorless liquid with a smell similar to lighter fluid. Classified by the EPA as "likely" to be carcinogenic to people.

Uranium (DW) & Tungsten

      Certified for Uranium analysis in drinking water and Tungsten.

Age Dating Home Heating/Fuel #2

      Age Dating of home heating / fuel #2 via the Christensen, L. B., and Larsen, T. H. 1993 method. This method age dates a fuel release under 20 years of age to withing +/- 2 years.

Air Phase Petroleum (APH)

      APH is the measurement of the gaseous-phase concentrations of volatile aliphatic and aromatic petroleum hydrocarbons in air and soil gas.

Laboratory Expansion

      Phoenix labs has increased capability for TO14 and TO15 Air Analysis. We have also built a brand new lab dedicated to HPLC testing of Formaldahyde, Carbamate and Diquat.

EPA TO-10A (Determination of PCBS in Ambient Air using PUF Sampling Media)

      The lab is certified for EPA method TO-10A; Determination Of Pesticides And Polychlorinated Biphenyls In Ambient Air Using Low Volume Polyurethane Foam (PUF) Sampling Followed By Gas Chromatographic/Multi-Detector Detection (GC/MD).

A Recent Testimonial

      Dear Phoenix folks: Your laboratory reports are the best I've seen in 20 years of working as a professional environmental consultant. The information in your reports is presented in a format that is very well organized and easy to understand. The Comments section that follows the numerical data is particularly helpful, and everything is just put together so well. I think I am one of those people who resists change, and that is why I never used Phoenix until recently, when one of our new clients (who has been using your lab for years) required us to submit a few samples to your laboratory for analysis. Beyond your high quality deliverables, the communication and customer service that I have received from your staff are second to none. Thank you so much for helping us improve our overall service, quality and value to our clients. As a recently established Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, we need all the help we can get, and we are so fortunate to have you as a critical team member. We look forward to working with you in 2016 and beyond.

Soxhlet Extraction for PCBs

      The lab is performing Soxhlet Extraction for PCBs.

Bis 2 Ethylhexylphthalate

      Bis-2-Ethylhexylphthalate is a compound used in making plastic bottles. There has been concern regarding it's toxiciy and possible leaching from plastic containers.
1,4-Dioxane EPA-522
Low Level 1,4-Dioxane (0.25 ug/L) 8270 SIM

      1,4 Dioxane is a colorless liquid with a faint smell of the solvent Diethyl Ether. It is commonly used as a stablizer for the solvent Trichloroethane. It can be irrating to the eyes and respitory tract and can cause damage to the central nervous system. 1,4 Dioxane analysis is offered at a low level of 0.25 ug/L.

Online Invoices

      Invoices have been added to the available online data. In addittion, customers providing email addresses will receive pdf copies of the invoices along with the chain of custody when the invoice is generated.

PCB Analysis in Air, Caulk, Bulk Samples, Soils, Water, Wipes

      The lab is proud to offer our specialzied analysis of PCBs in all matrices. We have extensive experience with schools and remediation.

Homologs 680

      For samples whose congener makeup may have been altered due to weathering, testing for Aroclors can yeild erroneous results. Testing for PCB homologs will give more reliable results for these samples. Homologs are a way of grouping PCB congeners by the number of chlorine atoms they have, varying from one to ten. PCBs with the same number of chlorine atoms would belong to the same homolog group. For example, there are 11 different di-chloro congeners in the 2-chlorine homolog group and 42 different tetra-chloro congeners in the 4-chlorine homolog group.