USGS - science for a changing world

Environmental Health - Toxic Substances

Research Projects - Emerging Contaminants

Current Analytical Capabilities to Measure Emerging Contaminants in Sediment

USGS scientist working in the lab

USGS scientist examining results
of chromatographic analysis

(click on image for larger version)

Eighty-three emerging contaminants can currently be measured in sediment samples using a variety of Gas Chromotograhpy/Mass Spectrometry and Liquid Chromotoghraphy/Mass Spectrometry analytical techniques.

Table of Chemicals Currently Analyzed

Available Publications

Furlong, E.T., Ferrer, I., Glassmeyer, S., Cahill, J.D., Zaugg, S.D, Kolpin, D.W., and Kryak, D., 2003, Distributions of organic wastewater contaminants between water and sediment in surface-water samples of the United States: in Proceedings of the 3rd International conference on pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water, Minneapolis, Minn., National Ground Water Association, March 19-21, 2003, CD-ROM, p. 60-62.

Furlong, E.T., Kinney, C.A., Ferrer, I., Werner, S.L, Ratterman, G. Determination of human health pharmaceuticals and antimicrobials in terrestrial and aquatic solids. (in progress)

Furlong, E.T., Kinney, C.A., Werner, S.L., and Cahill, J.D., 2004, Presence and behavior of wastewater-derived pharmaceuticals in soil samples irrigated by reclaimed water: in Proceedings of the 4nd International conference on pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting chemicals in water, Minneapolis, Minn., National Ground Water Association, October 13-15, 2004, CD-ROM, p. 292-293.

More Information

  • Project contact: Ed Furlong.

 

USGS Home Water Climate Change Science Systems Ecosystems Energy and Minerals Environmental Health Hazards

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: http://toxics.usgs.gov/regional/emc/emc_sediment.html
Page Contact Information:
Page Last Modified: Tuesday, 06-May-2014 14:37:02 EDT