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      PFAS Translator for the Most Common Methods

      June 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM / by David Gallagher posted in Sample preparation, Solid-phase extraction, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, wastewater, SPE, PFBS, PFCA, PTFE, EPA, PFOA, environmental compliance


      One of the most frustrating things that we here at Biotage have had to deal with when we compare PFAS methods is the lack of a common naming convention for the compounds. It seems like every scientific article and every method contains at least one compound that either uses a new name or a new abbreviation and we have to spend excess time trying to confirm that yes, we're looking at the same compound.  It's so annoying!


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      The Problem of PFAS: Part 2 - Top Regulations

      June 3, 2021 at 3:00 AM / by David Gallagher posted in SPE solid phase extraction, Sample preparation, EPA Method 537.1, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, Drinking water, EPA Method, water extractions, SPE, perfluorinated compounds, PFOS, extraction, ISOLUTE 101


      Welcome back! As the title indicates, this is Part 2 of an ongoing series where we discuss what’s going on with PFAS. For those of you who may not have read Part 1, you missed out on a summary of the controversy surrounding this group of compounds and I would recommend going back and taking a quick read through it to make sure that you’re caught up. 

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      The Problem of PFAS – Background

      May 4, 2021 at 10:17 AM / by David Gallagher posted in PFAS


      If you’ve been in the environmental arena as long as I have, seeing a “chemistry” term on the nightly news in conjunction with pollution is usually nothing to worry too much about. Sure, it’s an indicator that something bad has happened locally, but usually the news is a bit more…wild, than it needs to be and everything turns out just fine. After all, sensationalism is what gets the viewers!

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