Analysis of Trace Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Using Online SPE LC/MS
CEN Webinars: Stronger Bonds
Analysis of Trace Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Water Using Online SPE LC/MS
Tuesday March 25th 2014
8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 15:00 GMT
Sé́bastien Sauvé,
Full Professor in Environmental Analytical Chemistry,
Université́ de Montré́al
Paul B. Fayad, Ph.D.,
Industrial Postdoctoral Fellow,
Université́ de Montré́al
Phytronix Technologies Inc.
(Quebec, Canada)
Jonathan Beck, Ph.D.,
Strategic Marketing Specialist for Environmental and Food Safety
Thermo Fisher Scientific
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Contaminants of emerging concern in water sources have been of particular interest in the last decade and could pose a risk to human health as well as the environment as a function of their presence, frequency and occurrence; their impact on aquatic wildlife populations has been demonstrated to occur at very low-nanogram per liter (ng/L) concentrations or parts per trillion (ppt). The monitoring of these contaminants in the aquatic environment is progressively becoming a priority for government agencies, regulatory agencies and the general public.

Conventional sample collection, preparation, and analysis techniques for trace analysis of such contaminants in water matrices require high sample volumes (several hundred milliliters), are labor intensive, and necessitate large amounts of organic solvents. Significant progress has been made towards the development of an approach that is quicker, allows for reduced sample size (1 to 10 mL), handling and preparation, improved reproducibility, higher sample throughput as well as less waste and solvent consumption.

This webinar will:
• Discuss some of the compounds of interest that have been identified
• Describe the application of online SPE LCMS for the detection and quantification of several contaminants, such as endocrine disruptors, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and chemotherapeutic agents, in several water matrices.


- Learn new techniques for sample collection pertaining to environmental samples.

- Advantages of online SPE for detection of low concentration compounds.

  • Environmental Researchers including:
  • • Academic Researchers
  • • Wastewater Treatment Professionals
  • • Ecological Scientists
  • • Public Health Researchers
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Stu Borman,
Senior Correspondent,