Emerging Contaminants

Identification and quantitation of emerging contaminants

Our commitment is to help ensure a healthy environment, now and well into the future. Monitoring, identification and quantitation requirements are constantly evolving, and innovative techniques and instrumentation are needed to keep pace.

We’ve developed effective tools for screening and quantifying quantitation of known and unknown contaminants using Thermo Scientific mass spectrometry technologies.


Solutions for emerging contaminants

Emerging contaminants are also referred to as contaminants of emerging concern. These contaminants are either becoming more prevalent in the environment or are now detectable via new analysis methods. Their increased presence could potentially harm aquatic ecosystems, organisms and humans as well and because of this it is important to monitor for the presence of these compounds. Emerging contaminants include, but are not limited to,

  • Pharmaceutical and personal products (PPCPs)
  • Hormones and endocrine disruptors, flame retardants
  • Perfluorinated compounds (PFCs)
  • Nanoparticles

Some emerging contaminant can be detected and quantitated by single or triple mass spectrometry (MS) in targeted analysis, while identification and quantitation of unknown emerging contaminants rely on GC or LC coupled to high resolution mass spectrometry.

For more information

Refer to the learning center for analysis of emerging contaminants.

Complete gas and liquid phase mass spectrometry analysis tools, to help you evolve with emerging environmental challenges. 

Analysis of emerging contaminants workflow

Learn about the latest breakthroughs for emerging contaminant analysis

Learn about the latest breakthroughs for emerging contaminant analysis

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