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SW-846 Test Method 5021A: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Various Sample Matrices Using Equilibrium Headspace Analysis

The following document describes the general purpose method for the preparation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in soils, sediments and solid wastes for determination by gas chromatography (GC) or gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS).

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