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Themed collection Emerging Contaminants

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Critical Review

Suspect and non-target screening: the last frontier in environmental analysis

This review evaluates the state of the art of suspect and non-target screening techniques including sampling, sample treatment, instrumental analysis, data processing and an examination of recent applications in xenobiotics' environmental occurrence.

Graphical abstract: Suspect and non-target screening: the last frontier in environmental analysis
From the themed collection: Analytical Methods Review Articles 2021
Paper

(Very) polar organic compounds in the Danube river basin: a non-target screening workflow and prioritization strategy for extracting highly confident features

A hidden-target screening workflow to tentatively identify polar organic molecules yielded 67 candidate substances of which 11 are considered to be of high priority for the Danube river basin.

Graphical abstract: (Very) polar organic compounds in the Danube river basin: a non-target screening workflow and prioritization strategy for extracting highly confident features
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
Open Access Paper

Rapid direct analysis of river water and machine learning assisted suspect screening of emerging contaminants in passive sampler extracts

Machine-learning assisted suspect screening in passive sampler extracts and rapid direct injection LC-MS/MS of river water from the River Thames, London, UK in 2018/9.

Graphical abstract: Rapid direct analysis of river water and machine learning assisted suspect screening of emerging contaminants in passive sampler extracts
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
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A multi-residue analytical method for extraction and analysis of pharmaceuticals and other selected emerging contaminants in sewage sludge

The present study developed and applied a reliable analytical method for the analysis of 44 ECs in sewage sludge. The most abundant compounds were antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and antihypertensives that showed seasonal variability.

Graphical abstract: A multi-residue analytical method for extraction and analysis of pharmaceuticals and other selected emerging contaminants in sewage sludge
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
Paper

Use of Chemcatcher® passive sampler with high-resolution mass spectrometry and multi-variate analysis for targeted screening of emerging pesticides in water

Use of high-resolution mass spectrometry screening workflow of pesticides in a river catchment can lead to enhanced risk assessments.

Graphical abstract: Use of Chemcatcher® passive sampler with high-resolution mass spectrometry and multi-variate analysis for targeted screening of emerging pesticides in water
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
Paper

Determination of prescribed and designer benzodiazepines and metabolites in influent wastewater

With illicit and designer benzodiazepines becoming more prevalent in the community, this work presents the validation and application of an analytical method for prescribed benzodiazepines and metabolites in wastewater.

Graphical abstract: Determination of prescribed and designer benzodiazepines and metabolites in influent wastewater
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
Paper

Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Nigerian fish from Lagos lagoon using ultrasound assisted extraction, solid phase extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry

This reports for the first time a simple and robust approach in determining pharmaceuticals in different fish species in Nigeria.

Graphical abstract: Multi-residue determination of micropollutants in Nigerian fish from Lagos lagoon using ultrasound assisted extraction, solid phase extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
Technical Note

Determination of perfluoroalkyl acids in different tissues of graminaceous plants

A method for the determination of 12 perfluoroalkyl acids (PFAA) in vegetal samples was proposed.

Graphical abstract: Determination of perfluoroalkyl acids in different tissues of graminaceous plants
From the themed collection: Emerging Contaminants
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About this collection

A collection of papers and reviews focusing on emerging contaminants, which are pollutants of growing concern. The scope of this collection covers analytical methods that can be used for sampling and pre-treatment for chemicals of concern. Current monitoring methods are infrequent and new methods for measurement of CECs are being developed, including chemical sensors and biosensors as well as passive sampling methods. This themed issue also includes papers on real applications to environmental and other samples. A growing drive to develop effects-based methods is emerging and the challenge of quantifying and addressing chemical cocktails is also considered.

This collection is Guest Edited by Fiona Regan (Dublin City University, Ireland), Sara Castiglioni (Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche Mario Negri, Italy) and Leon Barron (King’s College London, UK).

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