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Cape FearCape FearFrom nonstick pans to water-repelling clothing and more, PFAS compounds are commonly found in many products and tools we use today. Unfortunately, the production and use of these items can leave a lasting, negative impression on our health and affect our water, air and soil qualities.  


Leading experts in PFAS analysis are using combustion ion chromatography (CIC), liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), and accelerated solvent extraction with solid phase extraction (SPE) cleanup to measure and recover PFAS from the environment.  


To move forward in effective PFAS recovery, labs want to know: 

  • What are the most sensitive methods of detecting PFAS compounds in water and soil? 
  • Which EPA method for quantifying PFAS is best for your organic sample? 
  • What are the most effective techniques for avoiding PFAS contamination from labware and instrumentation? 
  • Which sample treatments enable the best PFAS recovery?  
  • How are other labs sampling, extracting, and analyzing PFAS pollutants with CIC, LC-MS and SPE methods? 

These are the very questions answered during our recent scientific roundtable titled In Deep Water with PFAS. 


In case you missed our October 13 discussion, you may want to tune in to the recording 


This session featured three panelists — all experts in the field of PFAS analyses: 

  • Dr. Susan Richardson, Arthur Sease Williams Professor of Chemistry, University of Southern California
  • Kevin Mchale, Staff Scientist, Field Applications, Thermo Fisher Scientific 
  • Dr. Carl Fisher, Product Marketing Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific 

During the discussion, the panelists covered five hot topics: 

  • The key components of identifying complete samples of PFAS compounds 
  • PFAS measurement and extraction techniques for water and soil samples 
  • Workflows for detecting and measuring PFAS by CIC, LC-MS/MS, and SPE 
  • Challenges organizations face when measuring PFAS compounds, and 
  • What the future looks like for measuring and managing PFAS pollution 


The discussion included an engaging 10-minute Q&A session.  


Want to hear the discussion and learn more about recent changes with PFAS analyses? We encourage you to listen to the recording today. 



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