Quantitative Mass Spectrometry for Environmental Analysis

Protect Human Health by Detecting Environmental Contaminants 

Continued environmental monitoring is essential to ensure our water, soil and air remain safe from contamination, while ultimately protecting human health.  Detection of environmental contaminants before they impact our food chain continues to prove challenging, with changing regulations requiring lower levels of quantitation for an ever growing list of analytes. Xevo mass spectrometry systems allow you to create accessible and reliable methodologies, maintaining compliance with regulatory, analytical and detection requirements.

Waters' Xevo Mass Spectrometry Solutions Integrate:

  • Chromatographic systems and mass spectrometers that combine accurate reproducible separations and maximum MS performance with intelligent, easy-to-use laboratory software converting scientific data into useful information.
  • Chemistry consumables that work with your system to maximize sensitivity, increase throughput, and ensure the development of robust methods.
  • Waters' Applications Support and Global Services partner with you to optimize your laboratory efficiency, help maintain system peak performance, address scientific application challenges, and meet your compliance requirements to ensure the success of your laboratory and business.

Persistent Organic Pollutants

Since the Stockholm Convention was enacted over a decade ago, routine monitoring of these highly persistent compounds continues. Following widespread use of these compounds over many decades, challenges are often experienced in accurate quantitation due to a ubiquitous analytical background trace. 

Waters’ technologies aid in efficient data interpretation, utilizing specially designed chemistry products and informatics to simplify your quantitative analyses of persistent environmental contaminants.

Application Note

Advancing Perfluorinated Compound Analysis Using Simultaneous Matrix Monitoring

Emerging Contaminants

In recent years, commonly used pharmaceuticals and personal care products are emerging as environmental contaminants, finding their way into our water supply.  During the latest revision of EU water regulations, such contaminants were added to the framework’s watch list. Synthetic estrogens are among those requiring ultra trace analysis, with similar interest in these compounds growing globally.

The advancing technologies from Waters continue to achieve unparalleled detection and quantitation of emerging contaminants, so your laboratory can focus on ensuring water quality.

Application Note

Analysis of Natural and Synthetic Estrogens at sub-ppt levels in waters using UPLC-MS/MS

From Emerging to Emerged

While the toxicological concern posed by POPs and PPCPs is well known, interest in metabolites and transformation products is growing. In such instances, accurate mass high resolution mass spectrometry can play a key role in the identification of these unknowns.

Utilizing analytical technologies and smart data management tools within Waters’ portfolio, the workflow from discovery of unknowns to quantification of these identified contaminants has never been easier.

Application Note

High Resolution MS for Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Environmental Contaminants

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Discover how our family of Xevo instruments can aid with your methods with this Application Notebook




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