Environmental Analysis

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.

Increase Your Confidence in the Analysis of Environmental Samples with Tandem MS

In this presentation from an 'Advances in Environmental Analysis eSeminar' hosted by Separation Science in collaboration with Bruker, Ed George provides some tips on how to raise confidence in the analysis of environmental samples with tandem...

Effective Analysis of Pesticide Residues and Mycotoxins in Cannabis using QuEChERS

UCT has produced an application note describing the simultaneous analysis of pesticide residues and mycotoxins in cannabis using QuEChERS extraction. 

Effective Method for Concentrating Semi-volatile Compounds from EPA Method 625

Biotage has produced an application note in which fifty semi-volatile compounds were concentrated using the new TurboVap® II evaporator according to the EPA Method 625. For each of them, six replicates were done to assess the analyte recovery and...

EPA Method 522: Determination of 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water by SPE and GC/MS with Selected Ion Monitoring

UCT has produced an application note describing an SPE approach coupled with GC/MS for the determination of the hazardous analyte, 1,4-dioxane in drinking water.