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GC-MS – News and Features

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Industry Insight

Unraveling the Impact of PFAS

At analytica 2024, Technology Networks spoke with Dr. Susanne Soelter, field application specialist at Agilent, to learn more about the impact of PFAS and the challenges that come with PFAS testing.
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News

Retention Ponds Reduce Tyre Particle Pollution

Retention ponds and wetlands constructed as part of major road schemes can reduce the quantities of tyre particles entering the aquatic environment by an average of 75%, new research has shown.
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News

Water-Based Paints May Still Contain Potentially Hazardous Chemicals

Water-based paints have emerged as “greener” and less smelly than solvent-based options. And they are often advertised as containing little-to-no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
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Article

The Sleeping Giant Awakes: Defining a New Era of MRR Spectroscopy

In this article, we summarize the fundamental technical advantages of MRR instruments, outline recent work being done in pharma discovery and reaction optimization applications and look forward to how MRR looks set to develop in the years ahead.
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News

AI Can Now Predict the Taste of Beer

Researchers from the Leuven Institute for Beer Research in Belgium have developed AI models that can predict how a beer will taste based on its chemical makeup.
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News

Researchers Develop Biodegradable Plastic That Won’t Leave Microplastics Behind

The new plant-based polymers biodegrade in under seven months, even at the microplastic level.
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Article

Separation Scientists Gather To Exchange Ideas

The 34th International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2024) will be taking place this October in Liverpool, UK, but what will ISC 2024 offer attendees and what does the event mean for the scientific community?
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Article

Improved Persistent Organic Pollutants Analysis for a Safer Global Environment

Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are toxic chemicals that threaten human health and cause environmental deterioration. This article highlights the potential of trapped ion mobility spectrometry (TIMS) for improved POPs analysis.
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News

New Method Detects Tire Toxins in Rivers

Scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have developed a robust method for detecting whether a toxic chemical used in car tyres is present in rivers, streams and lakes, and measuring its concentrations.
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News

Study Finds Microplastics in Every Human Placenta Tested

A new study has found microplastics in every human placenta the researchers tested, raising concern about the effect of environmental microplastics on human health.
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