The concerns regarding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to grow. In response, regulations continue to impose restrictions on PFAS, a group of thousands of manmade chemicals, and not just individual species of PFAS like perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). As a result, PFAS analytical techniques that only look for a handful of PFAS species may not be sufficient in determining PFAS contamination.
Dyne is pleased to announce our recent investment in Metrohm’s new, state-of-the-art, fluorine analyzer: the ProfilerF. The ProfilerF can determine both total fluorine and free fluoride (fluorine from ionic compounds) content in a sample. The difference between total fluorine and free fluoride can be attributed to organic fluorine, which is the fluorine from organic compounds that fall under the PFAS definition. Dyne has recently validated a method that is able to accurately determine fluorine content in both firefighting foam and water samples1 with a quantification minimum of 1 part per million (ppm). Additional sample matrices may be analyzed upon advanced notice and further method validation.
According to Grant Lobdell, the Laboratory Manager at Dyne, “The firefighting foam industry has been under scrutiny regarding the use of fluorinated foams for years. With the improvements in fluorine-free alternatives now starting to drive this industry away from fluorinated foams, our customers need a quick, easy, and accurate way to distinguish between these products and verify fluorine content to meet local regulations. This service will also be very useful for those switching out an existing system from a fluorinated foam to a fluorine-free alternative to ensure adequate rinsing of the system and to avoid contamination.”
1 Additional sample matrices may be analyzed upon advanced notice and further method validation.
About Dyne Fire Protection Labs
Dyne Fire Protection Labs is an independent laboratory serving customers throughout the world. In addition to Total PFAS Analysis, Dyne also tests firefighting foam, sprinkler system antifreeze solution, sprinklers, and dry chemical to help fire protection contractors fulfill various inspection, testing, and maintenance standard requirements. “Quick, Easy, Accurate and Independent describes our services”, said Mark Spaniol, President of Dyne Fire Protection Labs. “Accuracy and being independent is a cornerstone of our lab. We are ISO-9001 certified and take pride in the precision and accuracy of our test results. Our customers demand and deserve a quick and easy testing process, and this is why we offer free test kits with free shipping and five-business-day turnaround on test results as well as expedited testing.”
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