Vol.7, Issue1-June 2019 CONTENT
Featuring Environmental Analysis
Vol.7, Issue1-June 2019 (5,361 KB)
|[Insight from Customer]
Interview with Dr. Alan Jamieson (331 KB)
We interviewed Dr. Alan Jamieson from Newcastle University. His research is focused on the development and application of the environmental field, especially on measurement of the impact of microplastic in the ocean.
Microplastics and synthetic particles ingested by deep-sea amphipods in six of the deepest marine ecosystems on Earth (635 KB)Whilst there is now an established recognition of microplastic pollution in the oceans, the ocean depth at which such contamination is ingested by organisms has still not been established. Here we detect the presence of ingested microplastics in the hindguts of Lysianassoidea amphipod populations, in six deep ocean trenches. This study reports the deepest record of microplastic ingestion, indicating that anthropogenic debris is bioavailable to organisms at some of the deepest locations in the Earth’s oceans.
|[Environmental Analysis] We are collaborating with consensus standards organizations and using Shimadzu instrumentation to create new methods that will improve environmental monitoring. In the United States, environmental methods must be approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) prior to use for compliance monitoring. In the United States, environmental methods must be approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) prior to use for compliance monitoring.|
Determination of short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry (168 KB)
Chlorinated paraffins (CPs) are known as a group of synthetic chlorinated n-alkanes. They are widely used in industries related to metalworking fluids, sealants, rubbers, textiles etc. Although CP production is rising in China anually, the contribution of SCCPs among CP products is unclear. Therefore, it is necessary to clarify the SCCP concentration levels in Chinese commercial CP products.
In this study, an analytical method using GCxGC coupled with mass spectrometry (GCxGC-MS) on the quantification of SCCPs was developed.
Ultra-fast LC-MS/MS Analysis of PFAS in Environmental Samples(1,140 KB)
There is increasing concern about the persistence and effects of Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS) in the environment.
This white paper summarizes the state-of-the-art analytical methods for monitoring PFAS and demonstrates the use, speed and performance of Shimadzu Ultra-fast Mass Spectrometry (UFMS™) for PFAS analysis in environmental waters.
Shimadzu Selection (135KB)Shimadzu selected 14 articles for this issue. They derive from application notes and technical reports related to environmental analysis, and utilize a variety of Instruments we produce. Cutting-edge researches are also included.
New Nexera UHPLC series, Shim-pack Velox LC Columns (228 KB)