Environmental Testing Services

2-Methylisoborneol (MIB) Testing Services

2-Methylisoborneol (MIB) is an organic compound which can contribute to an unpleasant odor in drinking water.

Although not considered a threat to human health, the human nose is extremely sensitive to this compound and can detect its presence at levels near 5-10 parts per trillion (ppt). This compound is mainly produced by blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) and actinomycete bacteria and has a musty, earthy odor. As such, it is of exceptional concern to drinking water facilities which draw their water from a surface water source, especially as the levels of algae rise and fall over the course of the year.

Paragon is capable of testing for 2-Methylisoborneol (MIB) in drinking water by:

2-Methylisoborneol (MIB)
2-Methylisoborneol (MIB)
CAS Number 2371-42-8
Molecular Formula C11H22O
Molar Mass 168.28 g mol-1