Environmental issues and pollution make headlines and are becoming increasingly important in every day life. For a good health and high quality of life it is important monitor the source and extent of pollution and contamination, especially for compounds affecting human health.

Mass Spectrometry (MS) is widely used in environmental analysis because of its ability to carry out robust, sensitive and quantitative analysis.
Because of the recent impressive developments, both regarding its coupling with separation techniques and rapid sampling and extraction methods, MS is actually a very powerful tool in the environmental field to detect and quantify micro-pollutants such as PAH, PCBs, dioxins, pesticides, PFOA, PFOS, endocrine disruptors and inorganic compounds.

The 4th MS EnviDay is organized in plenary lectures, oral and poster communications aimed to present the state of the art and applications of mass spectrometry in environmental analyses together with the latest technological developments, methodologies and applications in the environmental field.

The 4th MS EnviDay is a good opportunity to link industrial needs and academic knowledge and to promote meeting, discussion and cooperation on environmental sciences among scientists coming from public and private institutions, industries, control and research institutes.

Topics include:
  • Analysis of soil and its contamination
  • New environmental polluttants (PFOA, PFAS, Chloroalkanes)
  • Dioxins and dioxins in the "Terra dei Fuochi"
  • Analysis of air, air polluttants, etc
  • Sea quality: water, sediments and biota
  • Tap, surface water and its quality
  • Environment endocrine disruptors
  • Ambient mass spectrometry
  • High resolution mass spectrometry
  • Target & untargeted analysis