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Direct analysis of selected PFAS in ground, surface, and waste waterby LC-MS/MS

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes perfluorooctanoic (PFOA), perfluorooctyl sulfonic acid (PFOS), and hexafluoropropylene oxide dimer acid (HFPO-DA, which is part of GenX process). PFAS compounds have been manufactured since the 1940s.

The most well-known PFAS compounds, PFOA and PFOS, have been the most extensively produced and studied for chemical properties and toxicological effects. Both chemicals are very persistent in the environment and accumulate in the human body over time. It is well documented that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects1-3 and are found in food packaging material as well as food processing equipment.

This application note describes the quantitation of selected PFAS in reagent, ground, surface, and waste water based on the recent EPA 8327 method.

Find the application note here

Authors :

Cristina C. Jacob,
Claudia P.B. Martins, Alan R. Atkins,
Richard F. Jack
Thermo Fisher Scientific,
San Jose, CA, USA