Recent Research Using Chemcatcher® Passive Samplers for Micropollutants in Water

Chemcatcher® has been used by researchers in a wide range of water monitoring applications around the world from South African rivers, to the surroundings of the Fukushima nuclear reactor, to the Great Barrier Reef to Irish rivers.

Here we have put together a non-exhaustive selection of recently published research papers featuring Chemcatcher®

Researchers using Chemcatcher in catchment studies

Determining the Mass Transfer Coefficient of the Water Boundary Layer at the Surface of Aquatic Integrative Passive Samplers

Vick Glanzmann, Kees Booij, Naomi Reymond, Céline Weyermann, and Nicolas Estoppey

Environmental Science & Technology 2022 56 (10), 6391-6398

Calibration and field application of the Atlantic HLB Disk containing Chemcatcher® passive sampler – Quantitative monitoring of herbicides, other pesticides, and transformation products in German streams

Mara Grodtke, Albrecht Paschke, Julia Harzdorf, Martin Krauss, Gerrit Schüürmann,

Journal of Hazardous Materials, Volume 410, 2021, 124538, ISSN 0304-3894

First study of passive sampling to monitor short-chain chlorinated paraffins in water: Comparing capabilities of Chemcatcher® and silicone rubber samplers

Mathilde Godere, Stella Mondange, Pierre Doumenq, Catherine Gonzalez, Laure Malleret

Talanta, Volume 224, 2021, 121920, ISSN 0039-9140

Rapid direct analysis of river water and machine learning assisted suspect screening of emerging contaminants in passive sampler extracts

Alexandra K. Richardson, Marcus Chadha, Helena Rapp-Wright, Graham A. Mills, Gary R. Fones, Anthony Gravell, Stephen Stürzenbaum, David A. Cowan, David J. Neep and Leon P. Barron

Anal. Methods, 2021, 13, 595-606

Passive sampling with suspect screening of polar pesticides and multivariate analysis in river catchments: Informing environmental risk assessments and designing future monitoring programmes

Adam C. Taylor, Graham A. Mills, Anthony Gravell, Mark Kerwick, Gary R. Fones,

Science of The Total Environment, Volume 787, 2021, 147519, ISSN 0048-9697,

Development of quantitative structure-property relationship model for predicting the field sampling rate (Rs) of Chemcatcher passive sampler

Wang, Y., Liu, H. & Yang, X.

Environ Sci Pollut Res 27, 10415–10424 (2020)

Detection of pharmaceuticals in wastewater effluents—a comparison of the performance of Chemcatcher® and polar organic compound integrative sampler

Gravell, A., Fones, G.R., Greenwood, R. et al.

Environ Sci Pollut Res 27, 27995–28005 (2020).

Study of passive sampler calibration (Chemcatcher®) for environmental monitoring of organotin compounds: Matrix effect, concentration levels and laboratory vs in situ calibration

Antoine Garnier, Chrystelle Bancon-Montigny, Sophie Delpoux, Sylvie Spinelli, Murielle Avezac, Catherine Gonzalez

Talanta, Volume 219, 2020, 121316, ISSN 0039-9140

Use of Chemcatcher® passive sampler with high-resolution mass spectrometry and multi-variate analysis for targeted screening of emerging pesticides in water

Adam C. Taylor,   Gary R. Fones,  Anthony Gravell  and  Graham A. Mills

Anal. Methods, 2020,12, 4015-4027

Using a multi-dimensional approach for catchment scale herbicide pollution assessments

Majid Ali Khan, Fabiola Barros Costa, Owen Fenton, Phil Jordan, Chris Fennell, Per-Erik Mellander

Science of The Total Environment, Volume 747, 2020, 141232, ISSN 0048-9697

New theory of time integrative passive samplers

Janne Juntunen, Heidi Ahkola, Kirsti Krogerus, Timo Huttula

Analytica Chimica Acta, Volume 1127, 2020, Pages 269-281, ISSN 0003-2670

Use of the Chemcatcher® passive sampler and time-of-flight mass spectrometry to screen for emerging pollutants in rivers in Gauteng Province of South Africa

Rimayi, C., Chimuka, L., Gravell, A. et al.

Environ Monit Assess 191, 388 (2019)

Bioavailability of estrogenic compounds from sediment in the context of flood events evaluated by passive sampling

Anne-Katrin Müller, Katharina Leser, David Kämpfer, Carolin Riegraf, Sarah E. Crawford, Kilian Smith, Etiënne L.M. Vermeirssen, Sebastian Buchinger, Henner Hollert,

Water Research, Volume 161, 2019, Pages 540-548, ISSN 0043-1354

Monitoring of explosive residues in lake-bottom water using Polar Organic Chemical Integrative Sampler (POCIS) and Chemcatcher: determination of transfer kinetics through Polyethersulfone (PES) membrane is crucial

Nicolas Estoppey, Jörg Mathieu, Elena Gascon Diez, Eric Sapin, Olivier Delémont, Pierre Esseiva, Luiz Felippe de Alencastro, Sylvain Coudret, Patrick Folly

Environmental Pollution, Volume 252, Part A, 2019, Pages 767-776, ISSN 0269-7491

Comparison of different monitoring methods for the measurement of metaldehyde in surface waters

Castle, G.D., Mills, G.A., Gravell, A. et al.

Environ Monit Assess 19175 (2019)

Passive samplers in sewers and rivers with highly fluctuating micropollutant concentrations – Better than we thought

Mutzner L, Vermeirssen ELM, Ort C.

J Hazard Mater, 2019 Jan 5;361:312-320.

Mechanistic Model Describing the Uptake of Chemicals by Aquatic Integrative Samplers: Comparison to Data and Implications for Improved Sampler Configurations

Satoshi Endo, Yunosuke Matsuura, and  Etiënne L. M. Vermeirssen

Environ. Sci. Technol. 2019, 53, 3, 1482–1489

Passive samplers to quantify micropollutants in sewer overflows: accumulation behaviour and field validation for short pollution events

Lena Mutzner, Etiënne L.M. Vermeirssen, Simon Mangold, Max Maurer, Andreas Scheidegger, Heinz Singer, Kees Booij, Christoph Ort

Water Research, Volume 160, 2019, Pages 350-360, ISSN 0043-1354

Calibration and field evaluation of the Chemcatcher® passive sampler for monitoring metaldehyde in surface water

Glenn D. Castle, Graham A. Mills, Adil Bakir, Anthony Gravell, Melanie Schumacher, Ian Townsend, Lewis Jones, Richard Greenwood, Stuart Knott, Gary R. Fones

Talanta, Volume 179, 2018, Pages 57-63, ISSN 0039-9140

Calibration and application of the Chemcatcher® passive sampler for monitoring acidic herbicides in the River Exe, UK catchment

Townsend, I., Jones, L., Broom, M. et al

Environ Sci Pollut Res 2525130–25142 (2018)

Concentrations, fluxes and field calibration of passive water samplers for pesticides and hazard-based risk assessment

Lutz Ahrens, Atlasi Daneshvar, Anna E. Lau, Jenny Kreuger

Science of The Total Environment, Volumes 637–638, 2018, Pages 835-843, ISSN 0048-9697

Measuring metaldehyde in surface waters in the UK using two monitoring approaches

Glenn D. Castle, Graham A. Mills, Adil Bakir, Anthony Gravell,  Melanie Schumacher,  Kate Snow and Gary R. Fones

Environ. Sci.: Processes Impacts, 2018, 20, 1180-1190

Passive sampling for monitoring polar organic pollutants in water by three typical samplers

Xinying Gong, Ke Li, Chenlu Wu, Lei Wang, Hongwen Sun,

Volume 17, 2018, Pages 23-33, ISSN 2214-1588

Chapter 11 – Passive Sampling to Monitor Hazardous Compounds in Water: A Tool for the Risk Assessment of Consuming Aquatic Food

Diego O. Murillo-Martínez, Daniel E. León-Perez, Gloria J. Correa-Restrepo, Julián Londoño-Londoño, Claudio Jiménez-Cartagena

Editor(s): Alina Maria Holban, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, In Handbook of Food Bioengineering,
Food Control and Biosecurity, Academic Press, 2018, Pages 373-406, ISBN 9780128114452,

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