Air Testing Experience
Alpha Analytical has expanded our specialty services to include a leading air and vapor testing capability. The USEPA Clean Air Act has driven the control of major air pollution sources from industrial and mobile sources. However, exposure concerns have moved to the potential human health risk posed by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulates from RCRA and CERCLA sites. Alpha Analytical has developed an exceptional air testing capability to support the investigation and characterization of the inhalation exposure pathway from these sources. Data defensibility and usability are critical with these investigations as the outcomes can have significant both health and financial impacts.
The methods for determination of VOC’s and particulates in ambient air were developed in the 80’s & 90’s and published by the EPA in Compendium of Methods for the Determination of Toxic Organic Compounds (“TO” Methods). These methods are considered performance based, consensus methods and inherent in consensus methods is that the laboratory is able to modify to expand method performance. The improvements are demonstrated and must meet the QA/QC requirements for federal, state and certification programs, and where required, the standards in NELAP.
Alpha Analytical has taken part and played an instrumental role in the development and instructional training of state regulatory guidelines. Alpha Analytical offers a series of on-going technical trainings throughout the country on vapor intrusion and petroleum vapor intrusion sampling techniques, best practices, regulatory updates, requirements and impacts.
Alpha Analytical maintains air method certifications in states throughout the country including: Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Florida. In addition, Alpha is NELAC certified and participates in proficiency testing programs for the air methods where those programs are available. Alpha Analytical is also Department of Defense (DoD) certified to perform TO-15 analysis.
Contact Alpha Analytical today for your upcoming Air Testing project.