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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 in response to customer complaints.  We conduct geosmin analysis for municipalities across the United States.  We are close to receiving samples from all lower 48 states.  Some waters have breakouts of geosmin/2-MIB in the spring and summer time, while other locations around the United States see a spike during winter months. Several techniques are being used by municipalities to combat the two compounds.  AEL provides accurate quick results so adjustments can be made to your system in a timely manner.  

AEL performs analysis for Food & Beverage industry as well.  We can test the water coming into your plant.  Also, we can test your product as well to see what impact geosmin / 2-MIB may be having.

Method
We follow SM 6040D SPME by GCMS

Sample Collection
Collect samples with zero headspace in a 40mL amber VOA . AEL will provide containers at no addtional charge.  Vials are preserved with Sodium Omadine.


Reporting Limit
Geosmin 1 ng/L or 1 part per trillion. 2-MIB 5 ng/L or 5 parts per trillion. MDL values for each compound are below 0.4 ppt.

Holding Time
Three days unpreserved or 7 days if preserved with sodium omadine.

Turnaround Time
Less than five working days.  24-hour rush available.

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