Environmental Analysis

Separation Science in collaboration with the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Efficient PAH Analysis (EU 15+1) Using an Ascentis® Express PAH HPLC Column

This application from Issue 14 of the Analytix Reporter demonstrates a fast and efficient PAH separation for the HPLC-UV analysis of the EU 15+1 PAH compounds using a 50 x 4.6 mm Ascentis® Express PAH column.

LC-MS Analysis of PFAS Compounds in EPA Methods 537.1, 533 and 8327

This report, from Issue 13 of the Analytix Reporter, offers an overview on the LC-MS elution data of PFAS compounds mentioned in the EPA methods 533, 537.1, and 8327.

Analysis of PFAS Extractables in Polyethersulfone Syringe Filters

In this article from Issue 13 of the Analytix Reporter, EPA Method 537.1 was used to demonstrate that the Millex® syringe filters with PES (polyethersulfone) Millipore Express® membranes did not give any detectable levels of PFAS contamination.

Sunscreen Safety - Introducing a new Certified Reference Material Mix for Furocoumarins

In this article from Issue 11 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, the safety of sunscreens is under scrutiny and a new certified reference material mix for furocoumarins introduced to alleviate the worry associated with their potential...

Fast and High-Resolution LC-MS Separation of PFAS

In this article from Issue 11 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, the rapid separation of 33 PFAS compounds as per EPA 537.1, EPA 533, and EPA 8327 is demonstrated.

The Essentials of Air Sampling from Strategy to Solutions

If you're looking for a course that will guide you, the user, from the strategy decision to the sample media selection process using a workflow approach for air monitoring methods, this on-demand webinar will meet your needs. For further details and...

Ion chromatography - straightforward cation analysis at trace levels

Trace analysis of cations, amines, and transition metals by ion chromatography can be carried out with or without ion suppression. However, some applications require particularly a highly sensitive analysis. Read this article from Issue 9 of the ...

Coulometric Titration— Faster and More Efficient

This article from Issue 10 of the Analytix Reporter, produced by Merck, introduces a new Aquastar® coulometric reagent for water determination by Karl Fischer titration. The new coulometric Anolyte for cells without a diaphragm makes the titration...

Sample Clean-up for Persistent Organic Pollutants

Looking to improve your sample clean-up of for the analysis of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as pesticides, PCBs and PAHs by GC? If so, view this on-demand webinar to find out more...


Air sampling techniques for environmental contaminants

This webinar discusses various air sampling techniques, both active and passive, and introduces some innovative time-saving air sampling devices.

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 such...

What can smartphone technology offer environmental analysis?

Do you work with environmental samples? Would you like to know how modern smartphone technology is being utilized to improve analysis? If so, read on...

Improving resolution of PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are ubiquitous in the environment. They belong to a group known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and their monitoring is important because they have been identified as carcinogens. Multiple isomers of...

How photometric methods can improve your silicate analysis in water

Separation Science, in collaboration with Merck KGaA, has developed a webinar that will discuss an improved method for analysis of silicate in boiler and process water using an ultrasensitive photometric technique. This technique will be presented...

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