EPA 24

Applied Technical Services offers EPA 24 Testing through GCMS (Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry) and Karl Fischer technology. Established in 1984, the Environmental Protection Agency recognized the need for this consumer product testing standard. This standard mainly focuses on volatile matter in products like paint, varnish, lacquer and other surface coatings.

Chemist and Lab Experts

ATS’ chemists, technicians, and engineers are experienced professionals who are committed to quality assurance by taking pride in accurate testing, detailed reporting and quick turn-arounds. Familiar with many industry regulations, our experts perform VOC testing on a daily basis in accordance to many applicable standards.

ATS Labs

ATS Labs meet the most stringent industry requirements, including ISO 9001 certification and our laboratory is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited.

What determinations are made in EPA Method 24 Testing:

  • Volatile Matter Content
  • Total Water Content
  • Density
  • Total Solids Content
  • Total Content Without Water
  • Material VOC

Products Tested:

  • Paint
  • Varnish
  • Lacquer
  • Other Surface Coatings

VOCs measured using GCMS include but are not limited to:

  • Acetone
  • Acetonitrile
  • Acrolein (Propenal)
  • Acrylonitrile
  • Allyl alcohol
  • Allyl chloride
  • Benzene
  • Benzyl chloride
  • Bis(2-chloroethyl)sulfide
  • Bromoacetone
  • Bromochloromethane
  • Bromodichloromethane
  • 4-Bromofluorobenzene
  • Bromoform
  • Bromomethane
  • n-Butanol
  • 2-Butanone
  • t-Butyl alcohol
  • Carbon disulfide
  • Carbon tetrachloride
  • Chloral hydrate
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Chlorobenzene-d5
  • Chlorodibromomethane
  • Chloroethane
  • 2-Chloroethanol
  • 2-Chloroethyl vinyl ether
  • Chloroform
  • Chloromethane
  • Chloroprene
  • 3-Chloropropionitrile
  • Crotonaldehyde
  • 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane
  • 1,2-Dibromoethane
  • Dibromomethane
  • 1,2-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,3-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene
  • 1,4-Dichlorobenzene-d4
  • cis-1,4-Dichloro-2-butene
  • trans-1,4-Dichloro-2-butene
  • Dichlorodifluoromethane
  • 1,1-Dichloroethane

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  • 1,2-Dichloroethane
  • 1,2-Dichloroethane-d4
  • 1,1-Dichloroethene
  • trans-1,2-Dichloroethene
  • 1,2-Dichloropropane
  • 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol
  • cis-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • trans-1,3-Dichloropropene
  • 1,2,3,4-Diepoxybutane
  • Diethyl
  • 1,4-Difluorobenzene (IS)
  • 1,4-Dioxane
  • Epichlorohydrin
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Ethyl methacrylate
  • Fluorobenzene (IS)
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Hexachloroethane
  • 2-Hexanone
  • 2-Hydroxypropionitrile
  • Iodomethane
  • Isopropylbenzene
  • Malononitrile
  • Methacrylonitrile
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • 4-Methyl-2-pentanone (MIBK)
  • Naphthalene
  • Nitrobenzene
  • 2-Nitropropane
  • N-Nitroso-di-n-butylamine
  • Paraldehyde
  • Pentachloroethane
  • 2-Pentanone
  • 2-Picoline
  • 1-Propanol
  • 2-Propanol
  • Propargyl alcohol
  • $-Propiolactone
  • Propionitrile (ethyl cyanide)
  • n-Propylamine
  • Pyridine
  • Styrene
  • 1,1,1,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane
  • Tetrachloroethene
  • Toluene
  • Toluene-d8
  • o-Toluidine
  • 1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
  • 1,1,1-Trichloroethane
  • 1,1,2-Trichloroethane
  • Trichloroethene
  • Trichlorofluoromethane
  • 1,2,3-Trichloropropane
  • Vinyl acetate
  • Vinyl chloride
  • m-Xylene
  • p-Xylene

ASTM and EPA Method 24 Testing

EPA 24 specifies multiple ASTM methods as required and acceptable processes in analyzing the following:

  • Waterborne Coatings
  • Multicomponent Coatings
  • Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation-Cured Coatings

ASTM References

  • ASTM D 1475-60, 80, 90
  • ASTM D 2369-81, 87, 90, 92, 93 or 95
  • ASTM D 3792- or 91
  • ASTM D 4017-81, 90 or 96a
  • ASTM 4457-85
  • ASTM D 5403-93

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