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Disinfection byproducts (HAAs, THMs, Nitrosamines etc.)

Disinfection byproducts (HAAs, THMs, Nitrosamines etc.)

Achieve the Necessary Sensitivity Levels Necessary to Identify and Measure Disinfection Byproducts

Disinfection byproducts (DBPs) are formed when organic matter in water reacts with disinfectants used to kill microbes at water treatment plants. DBPs consist of a large variety of mainly halogenated compounds that have been shown to have adverse health effects on humans. Reseach shows that that they may be carcinogenic and may cause both developmental and reproductive issues in humans and wildlife. Common DBP classes are trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). A subset of THMs and HAAs are regulated in drinking water across the globe. However, the vast majority of DBPs – many of which are more toxic than HAAs and THMs and still commonly detected in drinking water - remain unregulated. Nitrosamines are a class of DBPs that have been shown to be carcinogenic at extremely low ng/L levels. Nitrosamines are typically formed during advanced oxidation processes used in water treatment plants. They pose a serious issue for water reuse operations.

To support routine and regulatory analysis of DBPs like THMs and HAAs in water, Agilent has the innovative Intuvo 9000 GC system. Intuvo’s microfluidic heating, guard chips and ‘ferrule-free’ click and run fittings eliminate column trimming and simplify column changes. Intuvo’s on board intelligence and touchscreen provide system status and alert the user to potential issues helping to take the guesswork out of troubleshooting and providing step by step instructions for maintenance to help eliminate unplanned downtime and provide better business outcomes. The Agilent 7000D and 7010 triple quadrupole GC-MS system is the ideal instrument for low-level detection (sub-parts per trillion) of emerging & unregulated DBPS including nitrosamines in drinking water.

To identify new disinfection byproducts, present in your sample, the 7200 series GC-Q/TOF is the ideal partner for your lab offering high-resolution accurate mass analysis with simple yet powerful software tools.