Michael Ebitson | Authors


Determination of PBDEs in River Water Utilizing Automated SPE in Conformance with EU Standards at IRSA

Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a worldwide contamination problem. Structurally similar to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs), these compounds are long-lived in the environment and can bioaccumulate throughout the food chain. The health hazards of these chemicals have attracted increasing scrutiny and, as such, a great deal of research and regulations have been implemented to manage and control them.

Automated Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) and GC–MS Analysis of Pond Water Samples According to EN16691 for PAHs

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are found worldwide and are emitted from a number of sources including fossil fuel, coal and shale oil derivatives, coke production, and burning wood for home heating, and generally arise from incomplete combustion. Surface water supplies, such as water in ponds, may be used for recreational purposes or become a drinking water source. Characterization of PAHs and their concentration is of interest in maintaining public health.