Geosmin and MIB
Method: SM 6040D
EMSL Test Code: M617
Geosmin and 2-Methyl-Isoborneol (MIB) are compounds having a very strong, earthy taste and odor. They are naturally produced by some types of algae and bacteria and can be detected by human noses at very low levels (above 10 ppm). They cannot be removed from water using normal treatment processes.
Turnaround Time: 3 days, one week, two weeks
Sampling and Shipping: Two 40 mL samples without any air bubbles in bottle(s), overnighting on ice
Holding time: 3 days without preservatives and 7 days with preservatives
Sampling Supply: TOC Vials 40 ml (Product ID 87M0014)