Seawater Analysis

The health of our oceans is a critical topic as we work to ensure environmental and human well-being. These vast bodies of water cover 70% of the earth’s surface, hold about 96% of all of the planet’s water, and are an important source of food, oxygen production and the sequestration of carbon dioxide. Estuarial, coastal, and oceanic ecosystems are affected by agriculture and industrial runoff, chemical pollutants such as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and toxic metals, plastics and other harmful materials. With high concentrations of trace elements, there are unique challenges to analyzing seawater. PerkinElmer provides a range of analytical solutions which allow scientists to study these contaminants, address unique analytical challenges and work towards preserving the health of our marine and coastal ecosystems.

Seawater Analysis Spotlight


Direct Analysis of Trace Elements in Coastal Seawater Using the NexION 2000 ICP-MS

With rising global populations and the increasing industrialization of both land and sea, the contamination of coastal seawater by metals and metalloids is of i ...
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Direct Analysis of Trace Elements in Open-Ocean Seawater using the NexION 5000 ICP-MS

Due to high total dissolved solids (TDS), seawater is considered one of the most difficult matrices to analyze for the presence of heavy metals and other trace ...
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Optimizing the Workflow for Microplastic Analysis by FT-IR Microscopy

Microplastics are becoming a major global environmental concern with plastics and microplastics turning up in everything and everywhere - including consumer pro ...
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Monitoring the Fate of Silver Nanoparticles in Seawater Using Single Particle ICP-MS

Single Particle (SP) ICP-MS is an analytical technique that has demonstrated tremendous potential for the measurement and characterization of metal-containing n ...
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Analysis of Microplastics in Suspended Solids with TG-GC/MS

Microplastics are a major concern due to their impact on the environment. There is growing research into microplastics, typically submillimeter in size, and whi ...
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Supporting UN’s “Ocean Decade” via Direct Trace Elemental Analysis of Seawater

With rising global populations and increasing industrialization of both land and sea, the contamination of seawater by metals and metalloids is of growing conce ...
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eXXpedition Round the World: Studying Plastic Pollution in our Global Ocean

eXXpedition is a non-profit organization running all-women research sailing voyages focused on investigating the causes and sources of plastic pollution in our ...
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Researching Plastics in the Environment

Dr. Adam Porter of the University of Exeter has focused his research on understanding the fate of plastics in the environment. Using the Spotlight™ 400 FTIR Sys ...
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Microplastic Analysis of Selected Marine Commodities

Dr. Jose Isagani Janairo of De La Salle University presented a talk on microplastic analysis of selected Philippine marine commodities at the PerkinElmer Global ...
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On-Demand Webinar: Microplastics in Rivers and the Marine Environment

Researchers worldwide are looking for technology to more effectively collect, measure and analyze microplastics in the environment so they can better understand ...
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New Risks from Emerging Pollutants in the Marine Environment

Professor Francesco Regoli, of the Polytechnic University of Marche, provides an overview of the risks posed by emerging pollutants such as microplastics and ph ...
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