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Dioxins and Furans in water by 8280 - PT

Proficiency Testing Material


Quality Level


ampule of 1 × 2 mL


in toluene




matrix material

storage temp.


General description

Dioxins and Furans in water by 8280 proficiency testing material is produced in accordance with ISO/IEC 17043:2010. This product is also referred to as non-Potable water or Water Pollution sample. The PT portfolio allows our test components to offer significant performance data to monitor and prove competency to customers, accreditation bodies or both.

Supelco® is a global proficiency testing (PT) provider that manufactures best-in-class environmental and pharmaceutical PT products. Most water PT samples are available as concentrates or ready-to-use volumes giving the end-user flexibility in selecting samples that will fit their exact needs. Our WP program is designed to meet the quality assurance requirements, thereby ensuring the analytical competence of your laboratory.

EPA 8280 is a low-resolution method used to detect and quantitatively measure Dioxins/Furans in contaminated soil, water and waste, generally having detection limits that are in an order of magnitude higher than their high-resolution counterparts.

Type of PT Scheme: Water Analysis - Water Pollution (WP)

Matrix: Water Pollution/Wastewater

Analyte/s: Values of analytes vary from lot to lot.

All information regarding the use of Dioxins and Furans in water by 8280 Proficiency Testing Standard can be found in the reporting packet which will be available to download at PT Portal.


Supelco® Analytical Prep System design offers:
  • reduced solvent usage
  • decrease in sample preparation time (by two days relative to conventional methods)
  • extraction recoveries greater than 85%

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Features and Benefits

We have a vast portfolio of environmental PT schemes with "fit-for-purpose" samples to help you meet the needs of the laboratory.

Our proficiency testing (PT) program is a benchmark to:

  • provide staff with an insight into their laboratory′s performance, to verify the accuracy and reliability of their testing process
  • provide a comparison of performance with that of other laboratories, nationally and internationally
  • test and educate staff, provide a better understanding of the impact of incorrect results and identify areas where there may be problems
  • provide an independent evaluation of laboratory performance
  • demonstrate to clients, colleagues and accreditation bodies that there is a commitment to quality

Preparation Note

This concentrate contains up to 16 dioxins and furans in toluene.

Sample Preparation
  • Pour 1000 mL of reagent grade DI water into an extraction vessel.
  • Open ampule and transfer 1 mL of concentrate to the extraction vessel using Class A glassware.
  • Analyze as required by your normal procedures.
  • Assume a 1 L sample volume for calculation purposes.

Storage and Stability

Please refer to sample label for expiration date, specific storage temperature and specific storage conditions.

Other Notes

Are you new to Supelco® Proficiency TestingͰ Be sure to register your account details in the PT Portal before placing your order.
This will provide access to data entry, reporting packets and final reports. Registrations will be approved shortly after your order is placed. For further questions, write to us at

When placing your order online, please indicate your study preference under the ′your reference′ column. Available studies can be viewed at the bottom of the page.
Click here to learn more about Quick-Turn Studies (on-demand proficiency tests that are offered depending on lot availability). The Quick-Turn results are released within 48-72 hours whereas scheduled study reports are released within 21 days.

Proficiency testing samples are presented as single blind. No values for the samples are released unti the testing period concludes.

Proficiency Testing Schedule (2022-2023)

WP22-2 March23 - May 6, 2022
WP22-4 September 21 - November 4, 2022

WP23-2 March 22 – May 5, 2023
WP23-4 September 20 – November 3, 2023

Quick-Turn Study (on demand proficiency testthat is offered depending on lot availability)

Legal Information

Supelco is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany



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Signal Word


Hazard Classifications

Aquatic Chronic 1 - Asp. Tox. 1 - Flam. Liq. 2 - Repr. 2 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT RE 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

3 - Flammable liquids



Flash Point(F)

39.2 °F - closed cup - Solvent

Flash Point(C)

4 °C - closed cup - Solvent

Regulatory Information


Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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