New analytical method for pollutants in samples from fish and suspended particulate matter

Created at January 10, 2018

German Environment Agency and Federal Institute of Hydrology develop new analytical method for pollutants in samples from fish and suspended particulate matter

Non-Target Screening is an important building block for future water monitoring. It allows the simultaneous detection of a large number of known trace substances in environmental samples. The powerful measurement technology can also identify previously unknown compounds in water samples. Thus, critical knowledge gaps can be closed.

The Federal Institute of Hydrology has now begun on behalf of the German Environment Agency to develop non-target screening methods for samples of fish and suspended particulate matter from the Environmental Specimen Bank. The project runs until 2020.