Environmental Analysis

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.

SCIEX Environmental Compendium 3

Learn about the effective approach to detect toxic harmful environmental contaminants so you can act, before they cause adverse health problems!

Environmental analysis effectively forms a line of defense that protects the wider public by detecting toxic or harmful environmental contaminants before they cause adverse health problems.

Such contaminants include per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their derivatives, as well as residual pesticides or pharmaceuticals in soil, drinking water or wastewater samples.

Environmental analysis involves detecting substances that are detrimental to health in various samples, even if the chemicals are present at ultra-low concentrations.

It is imperative for environmental scientists to have methodology that can help uncover unknown contaminants or quantify known substances that could pose significant risk to the unsuspecting public.

Characterization lies at the heart of identifying and quantifying potential contaminants in samples.

Liquid chromatography coupled with tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) has been widely adopted across the industry due to its ability to deliver reliable, reproducible results, even for trace contaminants.

From the routine analysis of soil for pesticides to sampling air and water for persistent organic pollutants, mass spectrometry offers robust identification and quantification of these molecules.

  • Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their derivatives
  • Residual pesticides or pharmaceuticals in soil, drinking water or wastewater samples
  • Microcystins and other toxic aquatic substances


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