Environmental Analysis

Be More Productive with ICP-MS Instruments

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is a key technology for trace elements in routine focused laboratories. The determination of trace elements is regulated in a number of sample matrices, including drinking waters (EPA method...

Characterization of volatiles in recycled plastics using TD-GC×GC–TOF MS

Waste plastic from food packaging is currently a topic of great concern, increasing demand for more sustainable, recycled materials. However, post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastics can require significant processing and analyses to identify...

How to perform better GC analyses of petrochemicals, PAHs and residual solvents

Separation Science, in collaboration with Agilent, is offering a selection of application notes demonstrating the versatility of its 8890 gas chromatography (GC) system that enables you to work smarter with autonomous monitoring, remote...

Routine monitoring of airborne VOCs

This study from SepSolve Inc. demonstrates the suitability of a TD–GC×GC system with dual TOF MS/FID detection for the routine, automated analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in complex air samples. 

Better thermal extraction: Tips and tricks for thermal desorption – GC/MS Methods

Thermal extraction of polymers and other vehicle interior materials followed by GC/MS analysis is a popular and useful technique for screening materials for potential emissions, from fogging of windshields to vehicle interior air quality (VIAQ)...

Environmental Compendium: The Essential Handbook for Every Environmental Testing Lab

Environmental scientists all have one thing in common… finding a reliable and reproducible method to uncover unknown contaminants and quantify known substances, even at ultra-low concentrations. We know that this can be quite a challenge.

A Review of Air Sampling Techniques and Monitoring of Ozone Precursor VOCs

Separation Science, in collaboration with PerkinElmer has developed an upcoming webinar that will compare the different techniques of air sampling and when they are utilized. Regulatory agencies globally are increasing requirements and rigor for...

Determination of silicate in process and boiler water using rapid photometric tests

Economic efficiency is becoming an ever more important aspect of everyday life, with the efficiency of industrial plants and equipment constituting one of the basic preconditions for sustainable economic operations. One avoidable problem that can...

Improved determination of VOCs in Water by SPME and GC/MS

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) can occur from natural sources such as plant scents. However, a large amount of VOCs do have an anthropogenic origin, because they are released from products in daily use or emitted during the manufacturing of...

Effective monitoring of PAMS ozone precursors, TO-15 air toxics and OVOCs

This study from Markes International describes the sampling and analysis of a combined list of PAMS ozone precursors, TO-15 air toxics and OVOCs at high humidity, without the use of liquid nitrogen or other cryogen.

Solid-phase extraction of PAHs in water by EPA method 8310

UCT has produced an application note outlining a solid-phase extraction (SPE) procedure using C18 SPE universal cartridges to extract 16 PAHs in water by EPA method 8310. This is a performance-based method allowing for modifications with the QC...

GC-MS Technology to Improve Analytical Efficiency and Reduce Cost of Operation for VOC and SVOC Compound Analysis

Separation Science, in collaboration with its sponsors Agilent, Markes International and PerkinElmer, has developed an 'Advances in Environmental Analysis eSeminar'. This unique on-demand event brings together some of the leading exponents in the...

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