Mass Spectrometric Detectors for Environmental Studies

Maria Balcerzak


Mass spectrometric detectors coupled with different separation techniques and employing various ionization modes are commonly applied for the investigation of a large variety of organic compounds and their biotransformation processes in environmental and biological materials. Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP MS) technique is one most versatile tool for elemental quantification in a large variety of environmental samples. This chapter discusses potentials of various ionization methods of the widest applications in the analysis of environmental materials such as electron ionization, field ionization/field desorption, and fast atom bombardment. The sensitivity and selectivity of MS detection substantially depend on a kind of mass analyzer capable of the separation of ions of different mass-to-charge ratio and transmission of a sufficient number of ions to the detector yielding measurable ion currents. Quadrupole (Q), quadrupole ion trap (QIT), time of flight (TOF), and Fourier transform (FT) are the main commercially available mass analyzers.
Author Maria Balcerzak KChA
Maria Balcerzak,,
- Chair Of Analytical Chemistry
Publication size in sheets1.55
Book Michalski Rajmund (eds.): Application of IC-MS and IC-ICP-MS in Environmental Research, 2016, Wiley, ISBN 978-1-118-86200-1, 288 p.
Keywords in English chemical ionization; electron ionization; environmental analytical research; fast atom bomfourier transform mass analyzer; inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; ion trap analyzer; mass spectrometric detectors; quadrupole analyzers; tandem mass analyzers
Languageen angielski
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