Agilent Technologies Partners with China Environmental Center to Detect Toxins in Water and Soil

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) announced it has jointly developed a method to detect and identify perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in water and soil using high-performance liquid chromatography? mass spectrometry (HPLC?MS) with the China National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC).

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (Santa Clara, California) announced it has jointly developed a method to detect and identify perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in water and soil using high-performance liquid chromatography– mass spectrometry (HPLC–MS) with the China National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC).

The CNEMC was appointed to develop the methods to accurately identify known PFCs. They selected Agilent to help develop the PFOS/PFOA analysis method, which identifies the PFCs perfluorooctanesulfonic acid and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOS and PFOA). The China National Standard then drafted the method, titled “Analysis of PFCs in Water and Soil by High-Performance Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry.”

“There has been longtime cooperation between Agilent and CNEMC in environmental monitoring, such as technical training and application development,” said Dr. Qiang Fu, lab director of CNEMC. “We hope to cooperate further in monitoring technical implementation and solution development.”