Contaminants of Emerging Concern

Understanding CECs in the environment

Tools for comprehensive evaluation of assorted classes of contaminants

Contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) refers to any chemical discovered in water or in the environment that had not previously been detected, or were only present at insignificant levels. CECs can range from pharmaceuticals and personal care products to persistent organic pollutants used in many industrial processes.

CECs is the general term covering a wide class of different types of chemical compounds, including:

Mass spectrometry is an ideal solution for the analysis of CECs in environmental samples:

  • Monitor for many classes of compounds on a single analytical instrument
  • Simplify sample preparation with higher sensitivity analytical detection
  • Eliminate the impact of matrix on results with highly rugged hardware
  • Get the results from your data quickly with comprehensive software solutions
  • Rely on application support resources to get methods running optimally

Detecting assorted flame retardant compounds