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Impact assessment of environmental samples for organic contaminants using untargeted / targeted analysis workflow



  July 19, 2018

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




The common occurrence of organic contaminants, like pharmaceuticals, steroids and hormones in surface waters, has raised the awareness of the role played by the release of treated or untreated sewage in the water quality along sensitive coastal ecosystems. Florida is home of many important protected environments ranging from wetlands to coral reefs which are in close proximity to large metropolitan cities. In our webinar, Dr. Piero Gardinali of Florida International University, will review a workflow for the untargeted / targeted / suspect screening analysis of organic contaminants in environmental samples from urban and natural environments. Details including sample preparation techniques and the use of High Resolution Accurate Mass (HRAM) OrbitrapTM technology will be discussed. In addition, the use of a systematic sample screening workflow and its role in the assessment of water and ecosystem vitality will also be explored.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Expert opinions and guidance in the field of environmental sample analysis
  • Techniques for extraction and analysis of a broad range of organic contaminants
  • Use of HRAM technique for untargeted analysis
  • Data analysis techniques for untargeted screening
  • Discussion of results and implications from the data collected in the studies

Who Should Attend

  • Researchers of emerging environmental contaminants
  • MS practitioners
  • R&D Mangagers
  • Laboratory Managers / Directors / Supervisors
  • Laboratory Technicians / Operators


Piero Gardinali, Ph.D.,
Professor of Chemistry,
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dwain Cardona,
Environmental Marketing Manager,
Thermo Fisher Scientific


Jeff Huber,
Contributing Editor,
C&EN Media Group