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SW-846 Test Method 8021B: Aromatic and Halogenated Volatiles By Gas Chromatography Using Photoionization and/or Electrolytic Conductivity Detectors

The following document describes the method used to determine volatile organic compounds in a variety of solid waste matrices and is applicable to nearly all types of samples, regardless of water content.

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