Environmental Chemistry

SETAC is home to environmental chemists and covers the many facets of environmental chemistry, including analytical chemistry, forensic chemistry and persistence studies. Further, environmental chemistry is integral to the many approaches practiced by SETAC professionals to study the fate and effects of chemicals chemical management approaches. Some SETAC activities and publications on the topic are noted here:

Nontargets Analysis

Nontargeted analysis has recently gained popularity as a very useful technique to detect and quantify organic chemicals due to the ability of the technique to handle the thousands of organic chemicals that are used globally and their derivatives.

Fact Sheets

SETAC Journals Articles

Advances in Methodology and Applications of Nontargeted Analysis in Environmental Monitoring. ET&C 41: 115–1116 (2022)

A Framework for Utilizing High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Nontargeted Analysis in Rapid Response and Emergency Situations. ET&C 41: 1117–1130 (2022)

Monitoring of Environmental Contaminants in Mixed-Use Watersheds Combining Targeted and Nontargeted Analysis with Passive Sampling. ET&C 41: 1131–1143 (2022)

A Deep Dive into the Complex Chemical Mixture and Toxicity of Tire Wear Particle Leachate in Fathead Minnow. ET&C 41: 1144–1153 (2022)

Detecting Water Constituents Unique to Septic Tanks as a Wastewater Source in the Environment by Nontarget Analysis: South Florida's Deering Estate Rehydration Project Case Study. ET&C 41: 1165-1178 (2022)

Changes in Sewage Sludge Chemical Signatures During a COVID-19 Community Lockdown, Part 1: Traffic, Drugs, Mental Health, and Disinfectants. ET&C:41 1179–1192 (2022)

Changes in Sewage Sludge Chemical Signatures During a COVID-19 Community Lockdown, Part 2: Nontargeted Analysis of Sludge and Evaluation with COVID-19 Metrics. ET&C 41:1193-1201 (2022)

Environmental Sources, Chemistry, Fate, and Transport of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: State of the Science, Key Knowledge Gaps, and Recommendations Presented at the August 2019 SETAC Focus Topic Meeting. ET&C 40: 3234-3260 (2021)

Petroleum biomarkers as tracers of Exxon Valdez oil. ET&C 35: 2683-2690 (2016)