Featuring Environmental Analysis

Shimadzu Journal Vol.7. Issue1-June2019 Shimadzu Journal
Vol.7, Issue1-June 2019
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Environmental Analysis
[Insight from Customer]
Interview with Dr. Alan Jamieson (Page 4-5)
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.
[Environmental Analysis] 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.
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.
[Environmental Analysis]  
Ultra-fast LC-MS/MS Analysis of PFAS in Environmental Samples (Page 23-31)
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 (Page 32-33)
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.
[Topics 1] Shimadzu celebrated the 50th anniversary of Shimadzu Europa on September 11, 2018. Over 300 guests from all over Europe attended the event in the fully booked Mercator Hall in Duisburg, Germany. The event included music, show acts, dinner, speeches, greeting notes and a 'Walk of History'.
[Topics 2] Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announced a collaborative relationship with 2 labs to support Cannabis Testing : Hocking College and EVIO Labs Florida. Since the cannabis market is expected to have significant growth in the future, it gives lab members the opportunity to train themselves with high-tech instruments widely used in the medical cannabis industry.
[Topics 3] DAICENTER (DBT-AIST International CENter for Translational and Environmental Research) and Shimadzu Analytical (India) Pvt. Ltd.(SAIP) had a joint workshop on advanced analytical technologies for research students. The purpose of the workshop is to introduce the fundamental concepts of using Analytical Instruments. Receiving favorable reviews from participants, more such workshops will be held in the future.
[New Products]
New Nexera UHPLC series, Shim-pack Velox LC Columns (Page 37)