A Rapid LCMS Method for Evaluation of EPA 1694 and 6810 Contaminants in Drinking Water
27 August 2015

This application note describes a comprehensive method for evaluating multiple steroids, pharmaceuticals and personal care products at picogram per milliliter levels in drinking water using ultra-fast LCMS-MS. Most of these chemicals, also known as contaminants of emerging concern (CECs), enter the environment through treated and raw sewage and are detrimental to the aquatic organisms at picogram per milliliter levels. Early detection for these CECs was performed using GC-MS but more recently LC-MS has become more popular for detecting low levels of these contaminants in wastewater.