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Optimizing Workflow for Emerging Contaminant Analysis



  July 11, 2019

  8:00 a.m. PDT, 11:00 a.m. EDT, 16:00 BST, 17:00 CEST




Emerging contaminants, including perfluoroalkyl surfactants (PFAS) and Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs), have garnered increasing interest in recent years as their bioaccumulative nature and endocrine disrupting potential have become further understood. These contaminants present unique analytical challenges, with concentrations often present at low ng/mL (ppb) or pg/mL (ppt) ranges. Choosing an appropriate method, and utilizing superior instrumentation and accessories, can mitigate many of the challenges associated with emerging contaminant analysis.

In this webinar, Field Application Scientists from PerkinElmer will discuss a number of topics relating to emerging contaminant analysis and workflow, including:
• The use of on-line solid phase extraction (SPE) to improve sensitivity and productivity in sample enrichment and preparation, prior to LC/MS/MS analysis for PPCP compounds. This approach allows for significant/efficient analyte concentration, obviating the need for elaborate
• Analysis of PFAS compounds in drinking and surface water samples by LC/MS/MS, utilizing a direct injection workflow to achieve excellent sensitivity and specificity.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Obtain insights on the challenges associated with the analysis of estrogens and PPCPs in water samples.
  • Receive an overview of the benefits of online SPE and PerkinElmer's SP50 Online SPE System for LC/MS/MS.
  • Gain an understanding of the analytical options for PFAS analysis of water samples, including GC/MS, NMR and LC/MS/MS.
  • Learn about the benefits of using direct injection and QSight® LC/MS/MS for method development.

Who Should Attend

  • Laboratory chemists and technicians who perform emerging contaminant analyses.
  • Researchers seeking information on analytical approaches to emerging contaminant analysis.
  • Laboratory Managers/Directors seeking opportunities to gain operation efficiencies in relation to emerging contaminant analysis.


Erasmus Cudjoe,
Senior Field Applications Scientist,
Jamie Foss,
Senior Field Applications Scientist,


Dana DiScenza, PhD, MBA,
Project Associate,
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