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Organic polutants, Pesticides and POPS

On-site Environmental Monitoring of Swiss Aquatic Systems Using a Transportable Thermo Scientific Q Exactive HF Mass Spectrometer
High-resolution mass spectrometry coupled to liquid chromatography has become an established key technology for the screening of water quality. However, LC-HRMS measurements still rely on old-fashioned, personnel intensive sample collection and reliable sample preservation. To overcome this, a Thermo Scientific Q Exactive HF mass spectrometer was installed in a mobile trailer with fully automated sample preparation. This webcast will present the technical realization of this transportable LC-HRMS instrument setup aka MS2field. The findings of MS2field feasibility study can be used as a basis for the development of (trans)portable instruments for future environmental applications where assessing dynamics is imperative.
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Analyzing Emerging Contaminants – Microcystins and the Challenges of the Unknown
Join Judy Westrick of Wayne State University along with Thermo Fisher Scientific as we explore solutions for challenging emerging contaminant analysis. Some of the most hazardous chemicals are natural toxins such the cyanotoxin, microcystin (MC). Microcystin is a cyclic heptapeptide hepatotoxin produced by several genera of cyanobacteria. Anthropogenic activities have increased the number and intensity of freshwater toxic cyanobacteria blooms, increasing the exposure risk through drinking water and recreational waters.
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From Sample to Knowledge: Strategies for Overcoming Challenges of Emerging Contaminants – PFC and Surfactants

With ever increasing numbers of compounds and classes screened for and quantitated in environmental samples, the need for sensitive and efficient analytical instruments and methods continues to rise. In this seminar, hosted by Thermo Fisher Scientific at SETAC Europe, learn from experts about their approaches to evaluating some of the most challenging environmental compounds.
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Latest Mass Spectrometry-based Trends for Identifying and Quantifying Unknown PFAS Compounds Top of Form
In the state of North Carolina, the NC Policy Collaborator formed a PFAST Network, comprised of many university scientists whose goal it is to monitor PFAS compounds in public drinking water supplies. The PFAST network takes both an untargeted and targeted analytical approach to perform testing, with the former approach focused on identifying previously unknown and potentially toxic compounds. Given the importance of identifying new toxic PFAS compounds, performing small molecule unknown analysis can become quite a daunting task. One of the laboratories that is part of the PFAST network is the Ferguson Laboratory at Duke University. Bottom of Form
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Non-targeted Screening for Environmental Water Quality Monitoring
In this on-demand webinar, Dr. Andrea Brunner of KWR discusses emerging contaminants and associated challenges and solutions of non-targeted screening for environmental water quality monitoring.The ever-increasing production and use of chemicals augment their occurrence in drinking water and its sources to an extent that monitoring, using targeted chemical analyses alone, is no longer sufficient. Complementary methods that can detect a multitude of chemicals simultaneously, referred to as suspect and non-target screening, are required, and must also be able to detect including mobile and polar compounds in low concentrations.
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Fast, Robust and Sensitive Analysis of Haloacetic Acids (HAAs) Using IC-MS/MS | On-demand Webinar
Haloacetic acids (HAAs) are disinfection byproducts (DBPs) generated during the water chlorination process and have been found to increase the risk of cancer. The analysis of HAAs is a complex and lengthy process with established methods by GC-MS or IC-MS typically taking one hour. In this webinar recording we share a new HAA application using innovations in ion chromatography coupled to triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. The presentation details the flexibility and time-savings of an optimized IC-MS setup together with its ability to offer sensitive, robust andreproducible results.
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Combustion Ion Chromatography: Providing New Insights for Disinfection Byproducts in Swimming Pools and Spas
In this educational webinar, Kirk Chassinol and Dr. Susan Richardson discuss the application of combustion ion chromatography to the detection of disinfection byproducts in pools and spas.  
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What Does the Future Hold for Ambient Air Monitoring Regulations? A PAMS Site Instrumentation Evaluation for VOCs Monitoring
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) required the promulgation of rules for enhanced monitoring of ozone, oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and volatile organic compounds (VOC) to obtain a more comprehensive and representative data on ozone air pollution. Subsequent regulations required states to establish Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS) in ozone nonattainment areas classified as serious, severe, or extreme. The EPA recently commissioned an evaluation of current instrumentation to be used at future sites in the future including the Auto GC’s used to measure VOC content in ambient air.

In our webinar we will discuss the data and observations from the evaluation of the combined solution from Markes International and Thermo Fisher Scientific during this 2 year study. We will also review the use of this system in a newly initiated project for online VOC and semivolatile organic compounds (SVOC) monitoring surrounding oil well sites in collaboration with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
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Evolving with Changes in Environmental Analysis Series, Part II – Volatiles
Environmental sample analysis is a constantly evolving field. Changes in the environment and the contaminants present are mirrored by updates to regulatory guidelines and methodologies. For environmental labs the challenge of staying up to date with regulatory requirements and maintaining productivity is a balancing act. Part II of the webinar series will review how to keep up with regulatory updates and new approaches for semivolatile monitoring.

In our webinar series we will: Review recent or proposed regulatory updates for semivolatile and volatile monitoring Learn about specific strategies used by actual environmental sample analysts for navigating challenges and their effectiveness Explore new approaches for semivolatile and volatile monitoring including tools to enhance lab productivity and efficiency
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Evolving with Changes in Environmental Analysis Series, Part I – SVOC
Environmental sample analysis is a constantly evolving field. Changes in the environment and the contaminants present are mirrored by updates to regulatory guidelines and methodologies. For environmental labs the challenge of staying up to date with regulatory requirements and maintaining productivity is a balancing act. In Part I, Patty Shulzt-Benker from PDC Labs will discuss the benefits of updating SVOC instrumentation to meet current regulatory requirements and improve environmental lab productivity.

In our webinar series we will: Review recent or proposed regulatory updates for semivolatile and volatile monitoring Learn about specific strategies used by actual environmental sample analysts for navigating challenges and their effectiveness Explore new approaches for semivolatile and volatile monitoring including tools to enhance lab productivity and efficiency
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Efficient Analytical Workflows, Part I: Identification of Iodinated Disinfection Byproducts by GC-MS/MS
Stewart Fairlie, Staff Engineer, Seagate Technology, will describe how Seagate Technology is utilizing an innovative Vial Identification System for error-free sample tracking. Dave Edwards, Vials & Closures, Thermo Fisher Scientific, will discuss the growing need for laboratories to validate processes and workflows as regulatory requirements tighten. Learn about the current flaws in data integrity and defensibility of analytical results, and how you can improve vial identification in your lab.
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Multi-Residue Targeted Method for the Analysis of Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Wastewater Using the Q-Exactive High Resolution, Accurate Mass – Mass Spectrometer View webinar
Analysis of Emerging Contaminants Series, Part II: Emerging Contaminant Studies in Environmental Biotechnology Using High Resolution LC-MS
During this webinar, Dr Krista Wigginton, Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, will discuss the use of high resolution LC-MS to understand the chemical fate of biomolecule pollutants, such as waterborne viruses and plasmids containing antibiotic resistance genes, in drinking water and wastewater treatment processes. Dr Wigginton will also describe the quantification of unregulated disinfection by-products in drinking water, and the identification of organic contaminants adsorbed to microplastics deployed in the Great Lakes using HRMS.
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Fast, Cost-effective IC Methods for Testing Environmental Waters
During this on-demand event, Dr. Arthur Fitchett discusses regulatory compliance testing of municipal drinking water and wastewater, and how this testing can be made faster and more cost-effective through the use of high-pressure-capable ion chromatography systems.
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IC-MS Analysis of Haloacetic Acids
IC-MS Analysis of Haloacetic Acids
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Analysis of Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water Using Ion Chromatography View webinar
The Water Framework Directive: a challenge for analytical chemistry View webinar
Nontargeted Screening for Emerging Contaminants In Water and Wastewater Using Offline SPE and LC-HRMS View webinar
Using On-Line SPE for the Analysis of Phenols in Water Matrixes View webinar

Trace metals

Improve Analysis Precision for ICP-OES and ICP-MS for Environmental and Geological Applications
Discusson on how different sample preparation tactics can be used to improve analysis precision. For example, how do we customize the rinse solution for specific samples based on the matrix, followed by pretreatment of the samples? How do we implement an extra cleanup step to recondition the spray chamber and nebulizer for certain types of samples? These tricks and troubleshooting techniques are valuable for operators to achieve high-precision analysis for environmental and geological samples using both ICP-OES and ICP-MS.
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Improve Analysis Precision for ICP-OES and ICP-MS for Environmental and Geological Applications
Discusson on how different sample preparation tactics can be used to improve analysis precision. For example, how do we customize the rinse solution for specific samples based on the matrix, followed by pretreatment of the samples? How do we implement an extra cleanup step to recondition the spray chamber and nebulizer for certain types of samples? These tricks and troubleshooting techniques are valuable for operators to achieve high-precision analysis for environmental and geological samples using both ICP-OES and ICP-MS.
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Dealing with High-Matrix Environmental Samples: Part 2
It is always challenging to analyze complex-matrix environmental samples. This two-part webinar series will help you improve your environmental analysis. In Part 2, we offers hints and tips to anticipate and reduce instrument problems when carrying out metals analysis using ICP-OES or ICP-MS instruments. We will address how to maximize uptime with heavy matrix sample analysis so that you can benefit from the full potential of your system.
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The EU Water Framework Directive: Analytical Challenges for Trace Element Measurement in Variable Matrix Samples
Learn the application and benefits of intelligent on-line autodilution system for trace element analysis in compliance to the EU Water Framework Directive
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Trace Elemental Analysis of Waste Associated with Power Generation View webinar
Preparing your Laboratory for Advanced Environmental Analysis View webinar
Complete Inorganic Elemental Speciation Solutions for Environmental Applications View webinar

Anions and Cations

High-Time Resolution Quantification of Ambient Gas and Particulate Phase Species Using Ion Chromatography Based URG Ambient Ion Monitor
This on-demand webinar discusses the benefits of high time resolution PM2.5 air monitoring and speciation analysis, as well as the EPA application of the Ambient Ion Monitor system.
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New Techniques for Anions, Cations and Radioisotope Analysis of Marcellus Shale Flowback Waters View webinar
Rapid Determination of Inorganic Ions in Wastewater by Ion Chromatography
This webinar discusses how to determine ion concentrations in wastewater using ion chromatography for compliance monitoring
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