Thermo Fisher Scientific
In the state of North Carolina, the NC Policy Collaborator formed a PFAST Network, comprised of many university scientists whose goal it is to monitor PFAS compounds in public drinking water supplies. The PFAST network takes both an untargeted and targeted analytical approach to perform testing, with the former approach focused on identifying previously unknown and potentially toxic compounds. Given the importance of identifying new toxic PFAS compounds, performing small molecule unknown analysis can become quite a daunting task. One of the laboratories that is part of the PFAST network is the Ferguson Laboratory at Duke University.
In this webinar, Drs. Lee Ferguson and Abigail Joyce discuss a Thermo Scientific Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer-based method used to demystify unknown PFAS compounds in drinking water.
Lee Ferguson, Associate Professor, Duke University
Lee Ferguson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Duke University. Research in the Ferguson laboratory is focused on development of novel methods for trace analysis of organic and nanoparticulate contaminants in the aquatic environment.
Abigail Joyce, Research Scientist, Duke University
Abigail Joyce, Ph.D., is Manager of the Analytical Chemistry Core and Research Scientist in Dr. Ferguson’s laboratory at Duke University. Her goals are to provide high quality analytical analysis and develop new analytical methods to keep up with the university’s research needs.
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