Laboratory Analysis and determination of BTEX(Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene) contents

Your needs: to analyze and quantify the presence of BTEX compounds in your products

What de we mean by BTEX ?

BTEX is an abbreviation standing for Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene which are all toxic volatile organic compounds. Exposure to BTEX compounds can have adverse effects on a person’s health (neurobiological, respiratory and genetic lesions) and on the environment. More specifically, Benzene has been classified as a carcinogen.

Why analyze and determine the presence of BTEX compounds ?

Despite their toxicity, BTEX compounds are still largely present in petroleum-based products and used on certain industrial production sites as either solvents or as reagents.

The regulations surrounding the level and duration of exposure to BTEX compounds are becoming  more and more stringent, forcing industrialists to inspect the quality of their solvents and their reagents, and regional authorities to determine the BTEX content in water and soil samples.

Our solution: to provide quick and reliable BTEX analyses

Our services

Equipped with a modern and diverse analytical fleet, FILAB laboratory can provide tailored assistance with the inspection and analysis of BTEX compounds :

– BTEX chemical analyses (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene)

– Determination of BTEX solvents

– Soil and water analyses for detecting the presence of BTEX compounds

– Implementation of periodic inspections

– Development and validation of analytical procedures  

Even though BTEX analyses can vary based on the properties of the sample, the techniques we use often stay the same :

– Gas Chromatography coupled to a Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)

– Headspace analysis of volatile compounds


As an independent laboratory, with a team made up of experienced doctors and engineers, FILAB guarantees the reliability of its results, ensures a quick turnaround of requests and provides tailored support for its clients. If you wish to know more about our analytical services for BTEX compounds, feel free to contact us !

The positive aspects of FILAB

  • A highly qualified team

  • Responsiveness in responding to and processing requests

  • A complete analytical park of 2100m²

  • Tailor-made support

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