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Environmental Analysis


Separation Science techniques play a vital role in the analysis of environmental matrices. In this section, you'll find technical articles, applications, webinars, eSeminars and other learning platforms specifically created for analytical chemists and application scientists working in this important field.



The Use of Thermal Desorption for the Analysis of Electronic Cigarette Aerosols

Presenters:  Justin Frosina (British American Tobacco, UK) & Caroline Widdowson (Markes International, UK)
Sponsor:  Markes International


Sensitive and Reliable Measurement of ortho-Phosphate in Ground and Surface Water & Measuring Phosphonates in Boiler and Cooling Water

Presenters:  by Carolin Klein (Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany) & Onur Akbulut (Merck Turkey, MENAPT+)
Sponsor:  Merck KGaA


Performance of Agilent Supplies for PerkinElmer ICP-OES and ICP-MS Systems with Water, Food and Environmental Samples

Presenters:  Eric Vanclay (Agilent Technologies, Melbourne, Australia)
Sponsor:  Agilent Technologies


Monitoring Bromethalin Poisoning in Wildlife: Analysis of Adipose Tissue using EMR-Lipid Sorbent

Presenters:  Mike Filigenzi (California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory, University of California, Davis, USA)
Sponsor:  Agilent Technologies


Practical Experiences with Agilent’s GC/MS/MS Pesticide Analyzer: Increasing the Scope and Performance of Pesticide Testing Made Accessible to Everyone

Presenters:  Britt Maestroni (Food and Environmental Protection Laboratory, Vienna, Austria)
Sponsor:  Agilent Technologies


Speciation Analysis for Environmental, Food, and Industrial Testing Applications

Presenters:  Dr Hakan Gürleyük (Brooks Applied Labs, USA)
Sponsor:  Agilent Technologies


Achieving Real Productivity in Analytical Testing Labs: The Eurofins Case

Presenters:  Wim Proper (Eurofins Barneveld, Netherlands), Shane Elliott (Director of Marketing, Atomic Spectroscopy, Agilent Technologies) and Ross Ashdown (Marketing Product Manager, Agilent Technologies)
Sponsor:  Agilent Technologies



Advances in Environmental Analysis

Presenters:  Jonathan J. Grandy (University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada), Craig Marvin (Agilent Technologies, USA), John Entwisle and Dmitriy Malinovskiy (LGC, UK), Lee Marotta (PerkinElmer, USA), Jamie Brown (MilliporeSigma,USA), Carol Meyer (Orsat, LLC, USA), Roberta Provosta (Pace Analytical Services, USA), Nicola Watson (Markes International, USA)
Sponsors:  Agilent Technologies, Markes International, PerkinElmer


Applications and New Developments in ICP-MS and Related Techniques

Presenters:  Guillermo Grindlay and Juan Mora (Analytical Atomic Spectrometry Group, University of Alicante, Spain), Lieve Balcaen (Ghent University, Belgium), Aubrey Galusha and Patrick Parsons(Laboratory of Inorganic and Nuclear Chemistry, New York State Department of Health, USA), Diane Beauchemin (Queen's University, Canada), Simon Nelms (Thermo Fisher Scientific, UK), James F. Ranville (Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines, USA)



Analyse Carbamate Pesticides in a Fraction of the Time and Boost Productivity

Carbamate pesticides are widely used insecticides that pose human and environmental health risks due to their activity as endocrine disruptors. While many pesticides can be analysed successfully using GC, carbamate pesticides are thermally unstable and degrade quickly in the hot GC inlet. Therefore, LC methods must be used to monitor levels of these semivolatile compounds in soil and water samples. C18 columns can be used for carbamate pesticides analysis, but traditional methods—such as EPA Method 531—require analysis times of over 20 minutes.
Using an Ultra Carbamate column instead of a C18 is a much better approach as this column was developed specifically for carbamates and allows much faster analysis times.


Rapid Detection of Chemicals Emitted from Museum Display Cases

This application note discusses assessment of volatile organic compounds emitted from the materials used in the manufacture of museum display cases, which can have a detrimental impact upon the condition of the artefacts within them. The note describes how sampling devices, such as Markes’ Micro-Chamber/Thermal Extractor, used in conjunction with analysis by thermal desorption–gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (TD–GC–MS) can allow rapid and convenient sampling of such chemicals from the wide range of construction materials used in these cases, and how new test schemes are being used by industry to certify these materials.


Acid Herbicides in Water with On-line SPE-LC-MS/MS

This application note describes the use of ISOLUTE® ENV+ on-line cartridges in a fully automated on-line SPE-LC-MS/MS method for extraction and quantification of 16 acid herbicides in drinking and surface water.


This unique on-demand event brings together some of the leading exponents in the field of environmental analysis covering new methods and applications, including:

  • Development and Coupling of a Thin Film Microextraction Membrane to Portable GC-MS Instrumentation for the Sub-ppb Detection of Pesticides from Surface Waters
  • Advances in GC/MS Technology: Improving Analytical Efficiency and Reducing Cost of Operation for Volatile and Semi-Volatile Organic Compound Analysis
  • Preparative LC for Hg Isotope Ratio Measurements of Hg Species in Fish by MC-ICPMS
  • Learn about How to Comply with New EPA Method 325 for Fenceline Monitoring of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Passive Sampling
  • Hourly Monitoring of Non-methane Hydrocarbons (NMHCs) by AutoGC for Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS)
  • Single Analysis of Volatile and Semi-Volatile Organics in Air: The Cost Effective Green Solution?
  • Sampling, Measurement and Analysis of VOCs & SVOCs: What are The Best Tools for the Job?