Dyne Fire Protection Labs is excited to announce the expansion of their
laboratory services to include fluorine analysis.
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 technique that only looks for a handful of specific PFAS species may not be sufficient in determining PFAS contamination.
Dyne is pleased to announce their 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 limit 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 their local regulations. This service will also be very useful for those switching out their existing system from a fluorinated foam to a fluorine-free alternative as ensuring adequate rinsing of the existing system is crucial to avoid contamination.”
1 – Additional sample matrices may be analyzed upon advanced notice and further method validation.
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