The screening of surface/environmental waters has reached a new level of importance given the proliferation of a variety of contaminants like pesticides, pharmaceutical residues, veterinary drugs, and herbicides. The challenge is to safeguard plants, wildlife and human health while simultaneously meeting regulatory standards. To do so, water testing laboratories must employ flexible, reproducible and highly sensitive analytical technologies.
Waters offers a comprehensive portfolio of system solutions, that include sample preparation, LC columns, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry and data analysis software technologies to meet the unique challenges of surface water testing. Our UPLC/MS/MS and UPLC/Tof MS technologies allow chemists to rapidly detect and identify targeted and non-targeted compounds at ultra trace levels, even in complex matrices.