Triple Quadrupole Massenspectrometer combined with HPLC

Vienna University of Technology

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Short Description

A high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) system from Agilent in combination with the triple quadrupole mass spectrometer from AB Sciex (QTrap 6500+) with high detection sensitivity and selectivity is used for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of micropollutants.

Contact Person

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Ernis Saracevic

Research Services

Analysis of organic trace compounds (contaminants of emerging concern) in water and wastewater samples

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

A system with direct injection or fully automated solid phase extraction (SPE) combined with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS / MS) is used to analyse various environmentally relevant substances. In addition to the triple quadrupole, the mass spectrometer has an integrated QTRAP functionality, which makes it possible to perform quantitative MRMs as well as qualitative QTRAP scans in the same injection. Electrospray (ESI) ionisation is used for the ionisation of substances in the mass spectrometer and a high-energy detector is used for detection.

Technische Universität Wien
Institut für Wassergüte und Ressourcenmanagement
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Ernis Saracevic
Forschungsbereich Wassergütewirtschaft
+43 (0)1 58801 - 22660
On request
KomOzAk II (Advanced wastewater treatment for the removal of organic trace compounds)
Duration: 2016-2019
Authors: Kreuzinger et al. (2020)
Financing: BMLFUW / KPC (Projektnummer B601389), Land Burgenland, Projektpartner

Stobimo - Spurenstoffe (Emissionmodelling of organic and inorganic micropollutants on catchment level)
Duration: 2016-2019
Authors: Zessner et al. (2019)
Financing: BMLFUW

FATERISK Aqua - Health risk of emerging concern: PFAS in the urban water cycle
Duration: Juni 2021 – Mai 2024
Authors: Ottavia Zoboli
Financing: WWTF - Vienna Science and Technology Fund

PROMISCES - Preventing Recalcitrant Organic Mobile Industrial chemicalS for Circular Economy in the Soil-sediment-water system
Duration: November 2021 – April 2025
Authors: Matthias Zessner
Financing: Horizon2020-EU.3.5 - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Climate action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials
Effect of ozonation on the biodegradability of urban wastewater treatment plant effluent (open Access)
Phan Thanh et al. (2022)
STOTEN (2022), 812;

Desorption of organic micropollutants from loaded granular activated carbon (open access)
Reif et al. (2020)
Water (2020), 12(10), 2754;

Consolidated vs new advanced treatment methods for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from urban wastewater
Rizzo et al. (2019)
STOTEN (2019), 655,

Occurrence and levels of micropollutants across environmental and engineered compartments in Austria (open access)
Zoboli et al. (2019)
JEMA (2019), 232,

Belastung des Neusiedler Sees mit anthropogenen Spurenstoffen: Überlegungen zu Herkunft und Verhalten (open access)
Zessner et al. (2019)
Österreichische Wasser- und Abfallwirtschaft (2019), 71,