Organic Chemistry Branch

Located in the Central Chemistry Laboratory building in Raleigh, NC, the Organic Chemistry Branch is comprised of two analytical units, including an organics extraction group.

Branch ManagerChris Johnson (telephone: 919-733-3908, extension 224)

Helpful Web-Links:
Sample Collection and Submittal - Forms and Guidance for Collection of Samples and Submittal to the WSS Chemistry Laboratory.
Supplies - How to Order Supplies for Sample Collection/Preservation; fees list.
Methods & PQL's - List of Analytical Methods and Practical Quantitation Limits (reporting limits).
Quality Assurance Unit - QA Officer, Data Qualifier Codes
Trip Blanks

Additional Information - Organic Chemistry Branch:

The branch is responsible for analyzing environmental samples (surface and ground water, soil, sediment, UST) for semi-volatile and volatile organic compounds, including herbicides and pesticides. These organic parameters are analyzed using gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) instrumentation. Detection levels are at the parts per billion and parts per trillion levels.

The branch's clients include DWR offices and programs, the Division of Waste Management's Underground Storage Tank (UST) section, universities, and federal agencies (USGS, Fish & Wildlife).