Odor and Taste Contaminants(Geosmin and 2-Methylisoborneol 2-MIB)
Geosmin and 2-MIB (methyl isoborneol) are the two most commonly tested taste and odor compounds in drinking water. These compounds are responsible for the earthy, musty odor and taste in water and are caused by algal blooms. AEL can provide routine testing for these compounds or can help provide testing in response to customer complaints. We conduct geosmin analysis for industries and municipalities across the US.
SM 6040D Selective Ion Monitoring (SIM) GCMS
Collect samples with zero headspace in a 40mL amber VOA . AEL will provide containers at no addtional charge. Vials are preserved with Sodium Omadine.
Geosmin 1 ng/L or 1 part per trillion. MIB 5 ng/L or 5 parts per trillion. MDL values for each compound are below 0.4 ppt.
Three days unpreserved or 7 days if preserved with sodium omadine.
Five working days. 24-hour rush available.
For more details, please contact us.