Jupiter Environmental Laboratories | Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Related Compounds, LC/MS/MS, GC Triple Quad, Sciex 5500 QTrap run by Dr. Shourjo Ghose
Sciex 5500 QTrap mass spectrometer coupled to a Spark Holland HPLC. This project is led by our analytical chemist Dr. Shourjo Ghose and investigates common contaminants of concern such as Oxybenzone, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Heptyl  Paraben, Triclosan , Octyl methoxycinnamate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor PFASs are a family of fluorine containing chemicals used extensively in industrial and commercial products. EPA Method 8321 The new ABSCIEX QTRAP 5500 is a revolutionary instrument changing the way we analyze the extensive compound list in EPA’s Method 8321. This method includes pharmaceuticals, pesticides, drugs and emerging contaminants in water, soil and tissue samples. Perchlorate, endocrine disruptors, algal toxins, PFASs and other low level environmental contaminants can now be analyzed rapidly at far lower detection limits than other technologies can offer. This instrument is over 500 times more sensitive than other Mass Spectrometer currently on the market. We have this advanced technology and the expertise required to work on your complicated projects. PFOS & PFOA PFASs are a family of fluorine containing chemicals used extensively in industrial and commercial products. This class of synthetic compounds has become very persistent in the environment, edible crops and the human body. Utilizing LCMSMS technology we are able to detect these emerging contaminants of concern at very low detection levels. One of the most significant causes of contamination is the large quantities of AFFF (aqueous film forming foams) used by the military for firefighting purposes. As a DoD certified laboratory we provide this analysis to federal and governmental clients. Caffeine & Sweeteners, EPA Method 1694 Marker compounds or tracers are used to track potential sources of contamination and are useful in assessing the potential toxic impacts of wastewaters derived from municipal and industrial sources. This is becoming a major concern as treated wastewater reuse becomes more widespread. Tracer compounds need to be mobile, stable and detectable at low levels. Utilizing LCMSMS, we can detect a target group of compounds for use municipalities and private entities needing to track wastewater plumes. Our standard tracer group contains Sucralose, aspartame, caffeine and sucrose. Sunscreen & Coral Reefs Recent concerns on the effects of sunscreen on the world’s coral reefs is prompting research into chemicals suspected to be harmful. Utizing LCMSMS technology we can detect compounds such as triclosen, parabens, padimate, oxybenzone and octyl-methoxycinnamate at ppt levels. Food & Beverage Testing With the purchase of the latest generation GCQQQ we can provide the low level detection limits of trace pesticides in food and nutraceuticals now required by stringent FDA regulations. Our ISO 17025 certification provides assurance of excellent data quality.
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Technical

Building Technology

All laboratories within our facility are equipped with specialized HVAC systems with HEPA filtration to maintain positive pressure in individual labs. Our class 100 hoods, Milli-Q Reagent Water Systems, clean benches for ultra trace metals analysis, and state of the art extraction hoods minimize sample contamination and employee exposure to chemicals.

 

JEL has invested heavily in an Advanced Power Structure backup system to provide uninterrupted power to all major components in the laboratory eliminating down time due to power surges and weather related power outages.

Security

Our building is secured by an access control system that electronically logs all entry and exits from the building and visitors are escorted at all times by lab personnel when inside the facility.

 

The interior and exterior of the building is continuously monitored via a comprehensive CCTV system. All computer hardware is located within a dedicated server room equipped with an independent HVAC system providing optimal operating temperatures for the equipment.

Technical

Jupiter Environmental Laboratories specializes in providing fast turnaround and legally defensible data to a core clientele of private engineering consultants and select governmental agencies. Our mission is to offer a comprehensive suite of routine and specialty analyses together with highly personalized project management. We also offer method development, data verification, consulting, QAPP reviews and instrument training.

 

JEL has been a pioneer in utilizing research grade instruments in a commercial environmental lab setting in Florida, utilizing Dual Micro ECDs for low-level pesticides detection, the latest ICP-MS for trace metals analysis, SIM method for low level detection limits on EPA method 8270 and most recently the high performance AB Sciex QTrap 5500 LC/MS/MS for the analysis of personal care products, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and drugs.

Special Capabilities

Besides our standard environmental analytical work, JEL has been involved in many specialized projects.

Pharmaceuticals & Personal Care Products (PPCPs) and Endocrine Disruptors

Jupiter Analytix provides testing for PPCPs and Endocrine Disruptors. This testing is done by the latest generation HPLC/MS/MS, providing the lowest detection limits available for these emerging substances of concern (ESOC).

Real-Time Drug Monitoring Program

Jupiter Analytix provides schools with Real-Time Drug Monitoring (RTDM) — the first and only unobtrusive drug identification and measurement program of its kind. Educators will know what kind, how much, sudden increases, when usage changes, and if new drugs are being introduced to the student body. RTDM empowers educational systems with information to achieve a safe, drug-free environment so our children can thrive.

Special Projects

Research project for the Monroe County Mosquito Control District and Adapco, Inc. on the efficacy of a larvaecide used worldwide. This project required the development of a sampling/analysis program over multiple sites. Research grade protocols were utilized to ensure the integrity of the project. Data provided by JEL to the R&D department of the manufacturer will be used in ongoing studies to improve the delivery system of this product. Long term research project for chlorine substitute product being introduced to the market. This project consisted of creating and performing a long-term field study/laboratory analysis.

PFOS and PFOA

Polyfluoroalkyl Substances and Related Compounds

The Nature of PFAS Compounds

PFASs are a family of fluorine containing chemicals used extensively in industrial and commercial products. This class of synthetic compounds has become very persistent in the environment and bioaccumulates in the human body. The most common of the PFASs, PFOS and PFOA are used extensively in commercial applications such as aqueous film forming foams (AFFF), leather products, textiles, semiconductors, coatings, cleaning products, food packaging and pesticides. These compounds are very resistant to normal environmental degradation and are found in soil, water, air and tissue throughout the United States, potentially impacting the environment, edible crops and human health.

Jupiter Laboratories PFAS Analysis

• Certified by NELAP and DoD for PFOA and PFOS • EPA Method 8321 by LCMSMS (AB SCIEX 5500) • Stable isotope labeled PFOS surrogates • Standard list of 13 Perfluoro compounds: • PFOA • PFOS • PFDS • 8:2 FTS • 6:2 FTS • PFNA • PFDoA • PFDA • PFHxS • PFBS • PFHpA • PFHxA • PFBA. Extended compound list available

Technology and Research

As a local Florida based laboratory with many years of experience in advanced research and development analysis for emerging contaminants of concern we can provide fast response to your personal care and PFAS analysis needs. Utilizing the latest generation of LCMSMS allows us to assist you with method development, provide technical assistance and provide unparalleled data quality. Dr. Shourjo Ghose, LCMSMS Specialist is available to answer any questions regarding advanced PPCP protocols and analysis at 561-575-0030 or email us through the Contact Us page above.

Sunscreen & Reefs

Recent concerns on the effects of sunscreen on the world’s coral reefs is prompting research into chemicals suspected to be harmful. This work is conducted in the LC MS MS laboratory where we have a Sciex 5500 QTrap mass spectrometer coupled to a Spark Holland HPLC. This project is led by our analytical chemist Dr. Shourjo Ghose and investigates common contaminants of concern such as Oxybenzone, Methyl Paraben, Ethyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Heptyl  Paraben, Triclosan , Octyl methoxycinnamate and 4-methylbenzylidene camphor.

Reefs at Risk movie

Set on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, “Reefs at Risk” explores the harmful effects some sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs and marine life. In order to protect this fragile ecosystem, Hawaii strives to ban a commonly used UV chemical, called oxybenzone, and hopes that other states and nations will follow.

Reefs at Risk movie

Resources & Forms

Chain of Custody

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•  Interactive Chain of Custody XLS

 

Preservative and Container Guide

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Request Forms

Click here for the Bottle Request Form

• Click here to use Online Bottle Order Kit app

 

Current Analyte List

Scope of Accreditation – Analyte List

 

Current FDOH NELAP Certificate

•  Current Certification -E86546 7-1-2017

 

State of Florida MBE Certificate

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South Florida Water Management SBE Certificate

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DoD ELAP Certificate

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Helpful Links

Environmental Resources

BrownfieldSource

Brownfields are defined as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.

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Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection

The Department of Environmental Protection is the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship and is one of the more diverse agencies in state government, protecting our air, water, and land.

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Russian Peate Borer (PDF)

Paleoecological analysis of bog and salt marsh sediments, Collection of uncompressed cores in poorly decomposed woody peat, Shallow water applications.

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Associations & Accreditation

American Water Resources Association

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National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference

On November 6, 2006, a giant step towards achieving a long-term goal of the environmental laboratory and monitoring communities to have a national accreditation program was realized.

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NELAP Certified Laboratories Florida

The Bureau has been working with the DOH Environmental Laboratory Certification Program to publish their laboratory certification database.

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