Methods for the analysis of micro-pollutants

M. B. Ahmed, M. A.H. Johir, Huu Hao Ngo, Wenshan Guo, J. L. Zhou, D. Belhaj, M. A. Moni

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    The occurrence of different organic micro-pollutants, especially emerging micro-pollutants, even at very low concentrations, in the natural environment has raised significant concerns about their negative effect on aquatic ecosystems and human health. Micro-pollutants may present in the natural environment in a complex form and at varying concentrations. Hence, advanced and highly sensitive analytical instruments are required for the accurate and precise qualitative and quantitative identification of micro-pollutants. Analytical approaches used for the identification of micro-pollutants consist of different procedures, such as sample treatment or preparation, separation, and detection by instruments. Several high-end advanced analytical instruments such as triple quadrupole liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry, triple quadrupole gas chromatography-mass spectrometry), nuclear magnetic resonance, etc. are used for the efficient analysis of micro-pollutants depending on the type of analytes. In this regard, the analytical techniques and their limitations involved in the analysis of different micro-pollutants are discussed in this chapter.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCurrent developments in biotechnology and bioengineering
    Subtitle of host publicationEmerging organic micro-pollutants
    EditorsSunita Varjani, Ashok Pandey, R.D Tyagi, Huu Hao Ngo, Christian Larroche
    Place of PublicationNetherlands
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic) 9780128213094
    ISBN (Print)9780128195949
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2020


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