AB SCIEX Collaborates with Major German Water Supply Company to Improve Identification of Contaminants in Drinking Water

14-Dec-2010

AB SCIEX announced a collaboration with Landeswasserversorgung Water Supply, one of the foremost water supply and treatment organizations in Europe, to improve the identification of contaminants in drinking water. Scientists at the waterworks in Langenau are using a new generation of mass spectrometry technology to develop new test methods that can be adopted by testing facilities around the world to obtain better results for water analysis.

This collaboration responds to the continued issue of tainted drinking water and addresses the need to increase information about contaminants that are not typically targeted in water testing and can easily go undetected by current technologies. To better serve the public interest, Landeswasserversorgung Water Supply, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million people in southern Germany, is analyzing water from the Danube River with AB SCIEX mass spectrometry technology through which a wider range of harmful chemicals can be detected.

To produce this critical information from general unknown screening of organic compounds in water, this German water supply company has installed the AB SCIEX TripleTOF 5600 System. They will utilize this system to develop new methods to expand the range of contaminants that can be screened in repeatable, systematic ways.

The analysis and method development will take place at Landeswasserversorgung Water Supply’s facilities in Germany. The scientists will also validate the methods to save time and expense for other water testing laboratories. Earlier this month, Landeswasserversorgung Water Supply presented details of its strategies and progress, including its partnership with AB SCIEX, at its on-site symposium ‘Langenauer Wasserforum’, which was attended by hundreds of European water testing experts to learn about better ways to analyze water. Landeswasserversorgung has a successful history of working with AB SCIEX, including past development of targeted methods with QTRAP technology to integrate quantitative and qualitative analysis for water testing.

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