Detection and identification of thousands of PFAS compounds at a very low concentration is a serious analytical challenge that is often aggravated by the complexity of environmental matrixes these pollutants are found in. Abundance of isomeric and previously unreported PFAS configurations can make this task even more difficult.
The capabilities of modern analytical technology play a critical role in such cases. The combination of high-resolution mass spectrometry with high-resolution ion mobility spectrometry allows to reliably separate isomeric PFAS compounds, while highly optimized methods of ionization in combination with collisional cross-section ion filtering provide very high levels of sensitivity and accuracy of analysis even in a very complex matrixes. Backed by the modern algorithms for data processing and identification of unknown compounds, as well as by streamlined user interfaces, these state-of-the-art technologies turn daunting analytical challenges into manageable routine workflows.
Artem Filipenko, Ph.D., National Applied Markets Manager, Bruker Scientific LLC, Billerica, MA, USA
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