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Title (Primary) High‑resolution mass spectrometry to complement monitoring and track emerging chemicals and pollution trends in European water resources
Author Brack, W.; Hollender, J.; López de Alda, M.; Müller, C.; Schulze, T.; Schymanski, E.; Slobodnik, J.; Krauss, M.;
Journal Environmental Sciences Europe
Year 2019
Department WANA;
Volume 31
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T32;
Abstract Currently, chemical monitoring based on priority substances fails to consider the majority of known environmental micropollutants not to mention the unexpected and unknown chemicals that may contribute to the toxic risk of complex mixtures present in the environment. Complementing component- and effect-based monitoring with wide-scope target, suspect, and non-target screening (NTS) based on high-resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) data is recommended to support environmental impact and risk assessment. This will allow for detection of newly emerging compounds and transformation products, retrospective monitoring efforts, and the identification of possible drivers of toxicity by correlation with effects or modelling of expected effects for future and abatement scenarios. HRMS is becoming increasingly available in many laboratories. Thus, the time is right to establish and harmonize screening methods, train staff, and record HRMS data for samples from regular monitoring events and surveys. This will strongly enhance the value of chemical monitoring data for evaluating complex chemical pollution problems, at limited additional costs. Collaboration and data exchange on a European-to-global scale is essential to maximize the benefit of chemical screening. Freely accessible data platforms, inter-laboratory trials, and the involvement of international partners and networks are recommended.
ID 22275
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=22275
Brack, W., Hollender, J., López de Alda, M., Müller, C., Schulze, T., Schymanski, E., Slobodnik, J., Krauss, M. (2019):
High‑resolution mass spectrometry to complement monitoring and track emerging chemicals and pollution trends in European water resources
Environ. Sci. Eur. 31 , art. 62