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Choosing the Correct Column for Chromatographic Selectivity

By July 2, 2020

When developing a method for the routine multiresidue analysis of pesticides in food commodities there are several factors that need to be considered when selecting which liquid chromatography (LC) column to use. The requirements include:… Read more >

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Retained or Not Retained? How Much is Enough Retention?

By June 15, 2020

In the various pieces of collateral we have published at Waters on highly polar pesticides, such as glyphosate or chlormequat, one of the main parameters we discuss is retention. But what do we mean by… Read more >

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Sustainable Solutions for Plastics: The Future Role of Lignins

By February 20, 2020

Plastics – Friend and Foe If you’re like me, you’ve probably seen images of all the floating plastic in the Great Pacific garbage patch or perhaps you’ve seen the images of wildlife rescuers trying to… Read more >

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Nourishing Food and Water Research

By September 12, 2018

Opening this week in Singapore is a new resource for scientists in the challenging position of needing analytical insights as part of their food and water research, but who lack access to state-of-the-art instrumentation … we’re so excited we wanted to share a preview!

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How to Detect Fipronil in Eggs: Tips for Pesticide Screening Laboratories

By May 22, 2018

We discuss analytical options using LC and GC with MS/MS to detect the pesticide fipronil in eggs for food safety testing.

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How Do Food Safety Laboratories Test for Acrylamide?

By March 30, 2018

Q&A time: What is acrylamide? How dangerous is it? How do food testing laboratories detect it?

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Lake Fear?

By July 10, 2017

Determining whether the cyanobacteria present in a water body are producing toxins requires laboratory testing. However, detection of microcystins is a challenging problem for water testing laboratories.

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What’s the Key to Long-Term Success in a Food Testing Laboratory? Reliability.

By June 8, 2017

Waters Corporation and PRIMORIS Belgium… a reliable relationship It makes sense, doesn’t it? No one likes being let down; disappointed. Especially when the consequences are significant. Take, for example, a specialized food testing laboratory –… Read more >

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How Water Treatment Plants Protect Fish from Disruptive Synthetic Hormones

By March 22, 2017

Waters partnered with Scottish Waters to develop and validate an analytical method for the analysis of synthetic estrogens – which can appear in fish – in surface water, crude influent, and final effluent from a waste water treatment plant using 2D LC-MS/MS.

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Listening to Underground Music at Washington State University

By March 21, 2017

Dr. Weller is Research Leader of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Services Wheat Health, Genetics and Quality Research Unit at Washington State University (WSU). His specialty is plant pathology, and the cutting-edge research that his research unit conducts, now with ion mobility mass spectrometry, solves problems affecting the production of small grains, wheat, and barley.

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