Environmental Analysis

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. 

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.

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...

Monitoring SVOCs using thermal desorption

This application note summarises the features of Markes’ thermal desorption (TD) systems that allow them to offer excellent performance for the analysis of semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), including long-chain hydrocarbons, PCBs,...

High-sensitivity method for the analysis of nonylphenol in river water using GC-MS/MS

In this application note, a method using a high selectivity triple quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC–MS/MS) to detect for nonylphenol in river water is presented.

QuEChERS approach for the determination of pesticide residues in soil

UCT has produced an application note to evaluate the effectiveness of the QuEChERS extraction and cleanup approach for the analysis of pesticides in soil.

A method validation and field study for the determination of trace-level phthalate esters in air using TD–GC–MS

This application note describes the performance of Markes’ thermal desorption (TD) systems for the GC–MS analysis of trace-level phthalates in air. 

Highly sensitive MRM-based method for detection and quantitation of seven pharmaceuticals and PPCPs in surface water

Shimadzu has produced an application note describing a high sensitivity detection method for the detection of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in surface water that does not require pre-treatment and concentration of water...

Quantitative determination of phenols in surface water on LC/MS/MS with APCI interface

Shimadzu has produced an application note describing an MRM-based method for detection and quantitation of phenol and nine substituted phenols in reservoir water, without pre-treatment and pre-concentration.

How to achieve faster semivolatiles analysis with a scaled-down method and GC accelerator kit

Analysis times for semivolatile compounds can limit sample throughput and decrease overall lab productivity. In this technical article, an example of scaling down EPA Method 8270 and using a GC Accelerator kit to reduce cycle time is presented....

Achieve quantitative determination of semi-volatile PCBs using TD–GC–MS

This study describes the performance features that enable Markes’ thermal desorption (TD) systems to be used for the GC–MS analysis of trace-level polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in air.


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