What reporting limits can I expect for air analysis?
Reporting limits are dependent on several factors. Torrent’s initial Reporting Limits are below the current ESLs for most compounds of interest. That being said, the final reporting limit is a function of the amount of sample available for analysis (are the inches of Mercury at –5 to 0 or will the lab have to dilute the sample to the correct psi?) , the sample requires dilution due to high concentrations of compounds of interest and/or interfering compounds and, in some cases, matrix interference such as high concentrations of sultanate compounds or fixed gases (methane, ethane, ethane, CO2, etc), resulting in the need to dilute the sample prior to analysis. The last two situations are rarer than the first, but do happen occasionally.