Lab Enhancements

In the field of environmental testing and analysis, staying abreast of client needs and ahead of pending regulations is a necessity. As we step into the new year, we are thrilled to announce significant enhancements to our Houston, TX and Durham, NC labs that will strengthen our capabilities and commitment to delivering accurate and reliable results. A number of changes are coming to these labs and we wanted to highlight these efforts.


Located on the Gulf Coast close to the Houston shipping channel, our Houston lab is well-positioned to tackle the new EPA Draft Method 327, a major part of the updated Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) regulations affecting the chemical manufacturing industry. The Houston lab is adding analytical and support equipment and software systems, as well as increasing staffing levels, to handle the challenges presented by this new regulation and method. With our close proximity to many Gulf Coast facilities, this lab is well positioned to meet the equipment and sample turnaround challenges presented by Method 327. When the final rule is published in March 2024, our teams will be ready to provide robust, accurate data to help these chemical manufacturing clients in their new world of compliance.


The Durham lab is also working on the HON MACT, by focusing on the EPA Method 325B portion of the regulations. To that end, the lab is ready to accept samples for all Method 325B HON MACT compounds – Benzene, 1,3-Butadiene, Ethylene Dichloride and Chloroprene. Additionally, in the coming months we will be adding a High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry team to our lab to help tackle analytical challenges such as EPA Methods 23, TO-9A and 8290AWe are assembling a skilled team of experts to run these methods and bring additional technologies online, such Triple-Quadrupole GCMS systems, to handle analysis of complex compounds such as PCDDs, PCDFs and PCBs. The Durham lab is also taking steps to support the EPA Draft Method 327 by bringing on additional equipment and staff similar to Houston, creating redundant analytical capabilities for this new method. Finally, sulfur compound analysis has been a repeated request from clients and Enthalpy-Durham is working to add ASTM D5504 to our analytical suite to handle speciated sulfur analysis with ppb-level sensitivity.

What This Means for You

These upgrades are not just a testament to our commitment to quality but also a promise to our clients: a promise of more comprehensive solutions with the robust data and timely results we’ve always provided. We’re also expanding our courier network for both labs in 2024 to ensure getting your samples safely to the lab is even easier.

Whether you are navigating regulatory compliance, addressing environmental concerns, or conducting research, our lab’s advancements empower you with the tools and data needed to make informed decisions.

As we embark on this transformative journey, we invite you to join us in embracing the positive changes that we hope will set a new standard for environmental testing. Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to push the boundaries of analytical excellence in our pursuit of a cleaner, healthier environment.

Matt Loftis

Matt is a Laboratory Director at Enthalpy Analytical in Durham, North Carolina, with nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental analytical space. He works closely with Enthalpy’s scientists, project managers, and stakeholders – ensuring that data-quality objectives are met for every project and addressing project-specific questions before sample analysis. Prior to joining Enthalpy, Matt held lab management roles at First Analytical Laboratories, Pace Analytical, and Tritest, Inc. Matt also has years of on-the-bench experience, primarily as a metals and inorganic chemist.

In addition to his extensive lab experience, Matt holds Hazardous Materials Transporter certifications from both the US Department of Transportation and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Matt is an active member of the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA). Matt has a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Clint Thrasher

Clint Thrasher is the Laboratory Director at Enthalpy Analytical in Deer Park, Texas. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the environmental laboratory industry, specializing in the analysis of gas-phase samples. Clint has been employed with Enthalpy since 2005 and in that time has had four different job titles: FTIR/GC analyst, field testing team leader, staff engineer, and finally, laboratory director. He is extremely well-versed in all of Enthalpy’s laboratory processes. Outside of work, Clint is involved in the Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Gulf Coast.

Clint received a BA in chemistry and a BS in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer (North Carolina).