State Water Resources Research Institute Program

Project ID: 2009ME194B
Title: Using GC/FT-ICR MS for the Identification of Disinfection By-products
Project Type: Research
Start Date: 3/01/2009
End Date: 2/28/2010
Congressional District: 2
Focus Categories: Toxic Substances, Methods, Water Quality
Keywords: Chlorination, Trace Organics, Water Treatment
Principal Investigator: Peckenham, John
Federal Funds: $ 4,500
Non-Federal Matching Funds: $ 0
Abstract: Research will be conducted to identify disinfection by-products (DBPs) in natural and treated drinking water supplies. The selection of the sample sizes and sites will be based on our previous research findings (3) and discussions with our collaborators at the Maine Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI). Samples will be taken from local sources and analyzed with Gas Chromatography Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (GC/ FT-ICR MS). This project will help with the identification of unknown DBPs in water supplies and drinking water. Hence, outcome of the proposed tasks will have positive impacts on both environmental and human health research activities. A significant portion of the high resolution analytical capabilities for analysis of DPBs were developed in this laboratory and hence we expect that the proposed activities will allow the State of Maine and the University of Maine to continue competing at the national and international levels using state-of-the-art high performance instrumentation.

Progress/Completion Report, 2009, PDF

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