Passive samplers based on SPE disks is an easy and reliable way to monitor hydrophilic contaminants including emerging compounds in natural waters for long periods.
SPE disks are easy to handle before and after the exposure on the field, strongly reducing risks of loss of information during these steps.
More particularly, AttractSPE®Disks HLB is becoming the workhorse of this field thanks to the large range of molecules this disk can uptake. In recent publications, major organizations in passive sampling have used AttractSPE®Disks HLB to monitor contaminants emerging concerns (CEC) in UK or in Central Europe. More than 150 pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, drug metabolites, personal care products and pesticides were checked.