Eurofins air Toxics Inc., established in 1989, is a laboratory specializing in the analysis of air using a wide range of EPA, CARB, and ASTM methods. Our capabilities and project experience cover the full spectrum, from routine analysis to sophisticated technical services including the development of test methodologies to meet tomorrow`s analytical challenges. A continuing commitment to data quality, investment in advanced instrumentation and technologies, and dedicated client service has made Eurofins Air Toxics the premier test facility in the United States for air analysis.
Eurofins Air Toxics is a California corporation formed in 1989 for the purpose of providing analytical services relating to the determination of toxic air pollutants. Eurofins Air Toxics currently has approximately 50 employees. The laboratory occupies 30,000 square feet of space in Folsom, California, with approximately 6,000 square feet of office space.
We continue to lead the technical front for our industry by providing sampling and analysis solutions. Report findings are presented at conferences and in peer-reviewed papers. Eurofins Air Toxics began operations as EPA was developing their series of air methods, the Toxic Organic (TO-) methods. We adopted them from the start and have continued to improve upon the groundwork, taken from our experience with real-world project samples.
An ongoing investment in media and instrumentation, a continuing commitment to customer service and quality, and a team of experienced chemists have made Eurofins Air Toxics the premiere test facility for the analysis of air samples.
Our most valued resource at Eurofins Air Toxics is our people. The laboratory is staffed with degreed scientists experienced in the environmental laboratory industry. Chemists undergo an extensive training program on the specific requirements of vapor-phase analytical techniques under the direction and mentoring of senior staff.
Investment in Media
In 1989, Eurofins Air Toxics began with 24 canisters. Now, with over 4,000 canisters, we maintain one of the largest canister inventories of any laboratory in the United States. Every year, we purchase hundreds of new canisters and flow controllers, and budget significant dollars in the maintenance of this inventory. In addition to our canister inventory, we maintain a large inventory of sorbent media including a variety of thermal desorption tubes, passive sorbent samplers, and PUF/XAD cartridges.
Investment in Instrumentation
Eurofins Air Toxics has outfitted the laboratory with state-of-the-are instrumentation and equipment, which has been optimized in order to enhance performance and reliability. In addition, our expert staff has designed and built innovative equipment to address laboratory processing challenges and meet unique project needs. Our investment in instrumentation means that we have the redundancy and capacity to effectively process a large number of samples and achieve the required report delivery timelines.
Eurofins Air Toxics supports numerous EPA methods described in the Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds in Ambient Air, commonly referred to as the “TO” methods. Additionally, we have implemented various ASTM methods in the laboratory. The following analyses are currently performed routinely at Eurofins Air Toxics. Special project requirements, including method development, may be accommodated upon request.
The Eurofins Air Toxics’ quality objective is to produce data that meets or exceeds the client’s measurement needs. Our quality management system ensures the quality objective is met through a continuous and reiterative program of process improvement. Eurofins Air Toxics quality program plan includes the four areas outlined below:
- Documentation, including the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and documentation of method and project variances and justifications
- Training, including the initial and continuing development and documentation of all activities
- Assessing adherence, which involves internal and external audits, Proficiency Testing (PT) samples (e.g. ERA’s Air and Emissions (AE) program), and data review
- Feedback, which includes team meetings, management meetings and formal management reports.
Eurofins Air Toxics’ quality program is described in our Laboratory Quality Assurance Manual (LQAM) which is available upon request.
Eurofins Air Toxics is among a select number of environmental laboratories to receive NELAC and DoD-ELAP accreditation. Our primary NELAP accreditation is provided by the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ORELAP). Below is a summary of our state and regulatory certificates and approvals:
- Arizona Department of Health Services
- Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- DoD ELAP
- Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
- New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
- New York State Department of Health
- Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality
- Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
- Utah State Department of Health
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- Washington Department of Ecology
Eurofins Air Toxics laboratory provides services to the environmental engineering community, private industry and government sectors, providing both routine and specialty analyses. We partner with our clients, providing technical support during the project definition phase, educational resources on the use of sampling equipment and method options, operational support for media delivery, sample analysis, report delivery and technical support regarding data questions.
We have extensive Department of Defense (DoD) experience, conducting numerous projects for prime contractors, as well as contracting directly with the Army Corps of Engineers, Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE) and the U.S. Navy. Our laboratory maintains DoD-ELAP accreditation for many of our commonly requested methods and analytes, and we adhere to the most current DoD Quality Systems Manual (QSM 5.0) providing the required quality parameters and specific data deliverables at a competitive price.