Laboratory For PAH & Alkylated PAH Analysis

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) can be found from anthropogenic sources (man-made) or natural sources. A car’s combustion engine is a source of PAH, however so is your backyard BBQ or the forest fires that attack western North America each year.

PAH is common place in the oil and coal we find in the ground, and has been concentrated in the form of creosote to protect wood from decay.

Pacific Rim Laboratories specializes in reporting low PAH detection limits (nanogram per litre; microgram per kilogram).

Our methods use carbon-13 labelled analogues for water and tissue, or deuterium analogues for soil, to ensure the accuracy of our results.

In order to track sources of hydrocarbons, it is becoming increasingly required to look at alkylated PAH in addition to parent PAH.

PRL offers an extensive selection of alkylated PAH including:

  • C1-C4 Naphthalenes
  • C1-C2 Biphenyls
  • C1-C3 Fluorenes
  • C1-C4 Dibenzothiophenes
  • C1-C4 Phenanthrene/Anthracenes
  • C1-C2 Fluoranthene/Pyrene
  • C1-C2 Benz(a)anthracene/Chrysene
  • C1-C2 Benzofluoranthene/Benzopyrene