This page provides educational resources, events, news and products related to water analysis. Content will cover aspects from established and emerging contaminants and detection and monitoring techniques, to remedial action to prevent or remove problem substances.
Water Analysis – Highlights
TSE Explores Environmental Pollutants – Water
In this episode, Lucy Lawrence interviews Dr Geoff Fowler a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London.
Drinking Water Analysis
Water treatment plants and analytical laboratories work hard to ensure that by the time drinking water reaches your tap it is safe to drink. Find out why we test drinking water, what we look for and how we do it.
It’s in the Water: Antimicrobial Contamination and the Environment
It is hard to imagine a world without antimicrobials. Unfortunately, the lifecycle of an antimicrobial does not end with the human or animal to which it was administered, posing challenges for their removal from the environment.
A Hidden Hazard in Our Drinking Water
So-called “legacy” PFAS are potentially harmful to health and consequently analysts have been looking to detect them in consumer products such as drinking water. We spoke to Dr Katherine C. Hyland from SCIEX, about sources of PFAS that are contaminating our water system, the hazards posed to consumers and the outlook for detection and prevention strategies.
Antibiotic Resistance Identified in Places Where It Was Previously Unseen
Antibiotic resistance genes are more widespread in our environment than previously thought, with new research indicating bacteria in almost all environments carry resistance genes.
River Diversions Impact Microplastic Lifecycles
Diverting streams and rivers can have significant impact on how long it takes microplastic particles to reach the open sea.
Metabolic Sensor May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists have uncovered a novel mechanism that shows increased sugar intake and elevations in blood glucose are sufficient to cause amyloid plaque buildup in the brain, which increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Benefit of Coastal Ecosystems as CO2 Gas Sinks Partly Counteracted by Their Other Emissions
Coastal ecosystems emit methane and nitrous oxide and act as a sink for carbon dioxide. New findings of the greenhouse gas balance of these ecosystems around the world show them to act as a net greenhouse gas sink.
Recyclable Powder Can Kill Thousands of Waterborne Bacteria per Second When Exposed to Sunlight
A low-cost recyclable powder has been developed that can kill thousands of waterborne bacteria per second when exposed to sunlight, which researchers hope could help populations that don't have access to clean water.
Agilent Announces Full Workflow for US EPA Method 1633 for Targeted PFAS Analysis
Streamlined analysis of 40 PFAS compounds in wastewater and soil.
SCIEX 7500 System – Your Mass Spec of Choice for PFAS Testing
Listen to SCIEX customers and industry experts explore how forever chemicals have shaped our environmental research. Get insight into topics ranging from the history of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to analytical testing methods.
App Note / Case Study
Enhanced PFAS Detection for Safer Drinking Water
Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are pervasive in our environment. Although they are found in a wide variety of household objects, they are associated with negative health effects. They can also be found in our drinking water.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Instruments To Automate Wet Chemistry Analysis
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has launched two new wet chemistry analyzers that deliver fully automated, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-compliant testing for environmental, agricultural and industrial testing labs.