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Commentary: 2022 Vol: 14 Issue: 7

The Integration of Analytical Instrumentation in the Fields of Chemistry and Biology

Marina Jessica*

Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool, England, UK

Corresponding Author:
Marina Jessica
Department of Chemistry,
University of Liverpool,

Received: 25-Jul-2022, Manuscript No. JOCPR-22-72849; Editor assigned: 27-Jul-2022, PreQC No.JOCPR-22-72849(PQ); Reviewed: 11-Aug-2022, QC No. JOCPR-22-72849; Revised: 18-Aug-2022, Manuscript No.JOCPR-22-72849(R); Published: 25-Aug-2022, DOI:10.37532/0975-7384.2022.14(7).045


The integration of analytical instrumentation within the fields of chemistry and biology, as well as the development of environmental science-focused techniques, is dependent on interdisciplinary relationships and collaborations that cross traditional academic boundaries. Analytical laboratory instrumentation is the key to unlocking the chemical changes that occur where urban, suburban, industrial, and agricultural lifestyles intersect with nature, with a market value. When limiting the compounds to their relevant screening levels, these chemicals exist on a concentration continuum spanning 13 relevant orders of magnitude.

A wide range of modern analytical techniques, including separation, mass spectrometry, and spectroscopy, as well as biomonitoring, have been developed to analyse these compounds.

These methods are used to analyse a wide range of analytes, including ozone, Endocrine Disrupting Substances (EDSs), microplastics, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other micropollutants. Since the 1970s, measurements of ozone levels in the atmosphere have been taken on a regular basis to assess the human impact on the stratosphere. In addition to its presence in the stratosphere, ozone is present in the troposphere, where it is toxic to living organisms. Based on the study the availability of biomonitoring and chemical/instrumental methodologies, as well as their recent uses and advancements, to examine the analysis of ground-level ozone.

Ozone biomonitoring is based on quantitative changes in biota found in specific locations where ozone is being measured. In addition to institutional use of ozone biomonitoring, citizen scientists can play an important role in this area of work by collecting and providing data to scientists for compilation and interpretation. Chemical ozone measurements, on the other hand, can be made using a system as simple as a starch-iodine reaction or as complex as NASA satellites. To make accurate measurements, current techniques rely primarily on electrochemistry or spectroscopy, with the latter being used for open path techniques such as differential optical absorption spectroscopy for measuring ozone in the open atmosphere over long distances (up to 10 km).

In the monitoring of ozone, modern instrumental advances, as well as the innovative use of biomonitoring, are notable. Because of their pervasiveness, microplastics are one of the most rapidly growing fields of environmental pollutants currently being studied. While microplastic presorting methods allow for an in-depth investigation of particles, the time investment is significant given the magnitude of the pollution problem. The study on the micro-Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy technique, which has reduced analysis time and increased accuracy by collecting microplastics for analysis on filter membranes. The automated process is currently providing rapid data acquisition for microplastic identification (and nanoplastics).

Other techniques, such as hybrid atomic force microscopy and infrared spectroscopy, are also available to provide greater depth of chemical characterization of environmentally derived micro- and nanoplastics. In addition to microplastics, macroscopic environmental contamination must be studied in order to preserve the habitats of both marine and terrestrial life. The study summarised the various types of debris and monitoring strategies/technologies that can be used at various observational scales. These tools included everything from satellite imagery to sensors to on-site sampling and analysis.

All of these types of data must be collected and analysed in order to comprehend the magnitude and impact of pollution on the environment. Finally, environmental analysis techniques such as spectroscopy and MS generate a plethora of data points within data sets that are supplemented with environmental parameters related to the sites and conditions under which each sample was collected. The handling data sets of this size and scale by integrating the heterogeneous datasets required when working with data from disparate sources and types. As instrumentation advances, data complexity rises, making data more difficult to manipulate.