Analytical packages for you

The European ALS Centre of Excellence for POPs analysis offers unique possibilities of POPs analysis using HRGC-HRMS technique, which is essentially suitable for ultra-low trace analysis of persistent organic pollutants.

Testing of polychlorinated dibenzo-(p)-dioxins
Testing of dioxin like PCB
Testing of mono-to deca-chlorinated biphenyls
Testing of PAH
Testing of PBDE
Testing of mono to deca brominated diphenylethers

Might interest you:
POPs in emission and ambient air 
HRMS analysis technical bulletin in bio samples

  • Testing of Polychlorinated dibenzo-(p)-dioxins and dibenzofurans – 17 most toxic 2,3,7,8 PCDD/F

  • testing of Polychlorinated dibenzo-(p)-dioxins and dibenzofurans – according to individual chlorhomologue groups (sum of 210 congeners)

2,3,7,8-PCDD/F congeners Other congeners
2,3,7,8-TCDD 2,3,7,8-TCDF 1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF tetra-CDD
1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD 1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF OCDF penta-CDD
1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD 2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF   hexa-CDD
1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD 1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF I-TEQ lowerbound hepta-CDD
1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD 1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF WHO-TEQ lowerbound tetra-CDF
1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD 1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF I-TEQ upperbound penta-CDF
OCDD 2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF WHO-TEQ upperbound hexa-CDF
  1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF   hepta-CDF


  • testing of Dioxin-like-PCB or coplanar PCB and indicator PCB

Non-ortho PCB Mono-ortho PCB Di-ortho PCB Indicator PCBs
PCB 77 PCB 105 PCB 170 PCB 28
PCB 81 PCB 114 PCB 180 PCB 52
PCB 126 PCB 118   PCB 101
PCB 169 PCB 123 WHO-TEQ PCB 118
  PCB 156   PCB 138
  PCB 157   PCB 153
  PCB 167   PCB 180
  PCB 189   sum PCB – 7 congeners


  • testing of Mono-to deca-chlorinated biphenyls (sums of 209 PCB) 

Monochlorinated biphenyls dichlorinated biphenyls trichlorinated biphenyls Tetrachlorinated biphenyls
Pentachlorinated biphenyls  Hexachlorinated biphenyls  Heptachlorinated biphenyls Octachlorinated biphenyls
Nonachlorinated biphenyls Decachlorinated biphenyls    


  • testing of Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

Naphtalene Anthracene Benzo(b)fluoranthene Dibento(a.h)anthracene
Acenaphthylene Fluoranthene Benzo(k)fluoranthene Sum of PAH - lowerbound
Acenaphtene Pyrene Benzo(a)pyrene Sum of PAH - upperbound
Fluorene Benz(a)anthracene Indeno(1.2.3-cd)pyrene  
Phenanthrene Chrysene Benzo(ghi)perylene  


  • testing of Polybrominated diphenylethers (PBDE)

BDE 28 BDE 100 BDE 183 sum BDE – incl. BDE-209
BDE 47 BDE 153 BDE 209 sum BDE – excl. BDE-209
BDE 99 BDE 154    


  • testing of Mono to deca brominated diphenylethers

Mono-BDE Tetra-BDE Hepta-BDE Deca-BDE
Di-BDE Penta-BDE Octa-BDE  
Tri-BDE Hexa-BDE Nona-BDE  


Any combinations of these groups are possible to customize for your challenge. Just ask ALS, contact us at and you will find out how ALS can assist providing you defensible data.