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Eric Reiner

Eric Reiner

Academic Title: Adjunct

Phone: 437-776-2004



Our research activities involve: The analysis of dioxin-like and other persistent toxic organics including halogenated flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds and industrial chemicals using advanced analytical techniques such as Fast GC, 2 Dimensional GC, time of flight mass spectrometry (TOFMS), tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS), high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) and analytical laboratory automation;
The determination of the fate, transport and spatial and temporal trends of persistent toxic organics in a variety of environmental matrices;
The identification and detection of unknown halogenated and persistent organics in the environment;
Development of analytical methods for new and emerging organics using a variety of instrumentation including automation and prescreening procedures to increase analytical throughput and reduce costs;
Development of materials and procedures for performance evaluation and quality control testing

Selected Publications

Riddell, U Jin, S Safe, Y Cheng, B Chittim, A Konstantinov, R Parette, M Pena- Abaurrea, E Reiner, T Stefanac, AJ McAlees, R McCrindle Characterization and Biological Potency of Recently Detected Halogenated Carbazole, Environmental Science and Technology, 49, 10658 (2015)

P Guerra, S Kleywegt, M Payne, ML Svoboda, HB Lee, E Reiner, T Kolic, C Metcalfe, BA Smyth, Occurrence and Fate of Trace Contaminants during Aerobic and Anaerobic Sludge Digestion and Dewatering. Journal of Environmental Quality, 44, 1193 (2015).

KL Organtini, L Haimovici, J Karl, EJ Reiner; A Ladak, D Stevens, J Cochran, F Dorman, Comparison of Atmospheric Pressure Ionization Gas Chromatography-Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry (APGC-MS/MS) to Traditional High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) for the Identification and Quantification of Halogenated Dioxins and Furans, Analytical Chemistry, 87, 7902 (2015)

D Megson,  J-F Focant, DG Patterson, M Robson, MC Lohan, PJ Worsfold, S Comber, R Kalin, E Reiner, and Gwen O'Sullivan, Can polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) signatures and enantiomer fractions be used for source identification and to age date occupational exposure? , Environment International 81, 56 (2015).

M Ubukata, KJ Jobst,  EJ Reiner, SE Reichenbach, Q Tao, J Hang, Z Wu, AJ Dane, RB Cody, Non-targeted analysis of electronics waste by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography combined with high-resolution mass spectrometry: Using accurate mass information and mass defect analysis to explore the data.  Journal of Chromatography A, 152, 1395 (2015).

AM Muscalu M Edwards T Górecki, EJ Reiner, Evaluation of a Single-Stage Consumable-Free Modulator for Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography: Analysis of Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Organochlorine Pesticides and Chlorobenzenes. Journal of Chromatography A, 215, 93 (2015)

V Tkatcheva, D Poirier, R Chong-Kit, VI Furdui, C Burr, R Leger, J Parmer, T Switzer, S Maedler, EJ Reiner, JP Sherry, DBD Simmons, Lithium an emerging contaminant: Bioavailability, effects on protein expression, and homeostasis disruption in short-term exposure of rainbow trout, Aquatic Toxicology, 161, 85 (2015).

R Parette, R McCrindle, KS McMahon, M Pena-Abaurrea, E Reiner, B Chittim, N Ridell, G Voss, FL Dorman, WN Pearson,  Halogenated indigo dyes: A likely source of 1, 3, 6, 8-tetrabromocarbazole and some other halogenated carbazoles in the environment. Chemosphere, 127, 18 (2015).

N. Gandhi, SP  Bhavsar, EJ Reiner, T Chen, D Morse, GB Arhonditsis, KG Drouillard, Evaluation and Interconversion of Various Indicator PCB Schemes for? PCB and Dioxin-Like PCB Toxic Equivalent Levels in Fish. Environmental science & technology, 49, 123 (2015)    

AL Myers, T Watson, KJ Jobst,L Shen, S Besevic, KL Organtini, FL Doorman, SA Mabury,  EJ Reiner,  Complementary non-targeted and targeted mass spectrometry techniques to determine bioaccumulation of halogenated contaminants in freshwater species. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 13844 (2014).

X Ortiz, KJ Jobst, EJ Reiner, SM Backus, KM Peru, DW McMartin, G O’Sullivan VY Taguchi, JV Headley, Characterization of naphthenic acids by gas chromatography-fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 86, 7666 (2014)

K.L Organtini, AL Myers, KJ Jobst, J Cochran, B Ross, BE McCarry, E.J. Reiner, FL Dorman, Comprehensive characterization of the halogenated dibenzo-p-dioxin and dibenzofuran contents of residential fire debris using comprehensive two dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time of flight mass spectrometry. Journal of Chromatography A 1369, 138 (2014)

L Shen, KJ Jobst, EJ Reiner, PA Helm, R McCrindle, VY Taguchi, CH Marvin, S Bakcus, ID Brindle, . Identification and Occurrence of Analogues of Dechlorane 604 in Lake Ontario Sediment and their Accumulation in Fish, Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 11170 (2014).

S Fernando, KJ Jobst, VY Taguchi, PA Helm, EJ Reiner, BE McCarry, Identification of the halogenated compounds resulting from the 1997 Plastimet Inc. fire in Hamilton, Ontario, using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography and (ultra) high resolution mass spectrometry. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 10656 (2014)

M Pena-Abaurrea, KJ Jobst, R Ruffolo, L Shen, R McCrindle, PA Helm, EJ Reiner,  Identification of Potential Novel Bioaccumulative and Persistent Chemicals in Sediments from Ontario (Canada) Using Scripting Approaches with GC× GC-TOF MS Analysis. Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 9591 (2014)

SB Gewurtz, SP Bhavsar, S Petro, CG Mahon, X Zhao, Morse, EJ Reiner, SA      Tittlemier, E Braekevelt, K Drouillard, High levels of perfluoroalkyl acids in sport fish species downstream of  a  firefighting training facility at Hamilton      International Airport, Ontario, Canada, Environment International, 67, 1 (2014)

M Berk, LJ Williams, AC Andreazza, JA Pasco, S Dodd, S Jacka, S Moyla, EJ Reiner, PV Magalhaes, Pop, heavy metal and the blues: secondary analysis of persistent organic pollutants (POP), heavy metals and depressive symptoms in the NHANES National Epidemiological Survey. BMJ open, 4(7), (2014) e005142.

AL Myers, KJ Jobst, S. Mabury, EJ Reiner, Using mass defect plots as a discovery tool
to identify novel fluoropolymer thermal decomposition products,
J. Mass Spectrom.  49(4), 291 (2014)

DBD Simmons, ME McMaster, EJ Reiner, LM Hewitt, JL Parrott, BJ Park, SB        Brown, JP Sherry,  Wild fish from the bay of quinte area of concern contain          elevated tissue concentrations of PCBs and exhibit evidence of endocrine-           related health effects, Environment International, 66, 124 (2014)

SP Bhavsar, X Zhang, R Guo, E Braekevelt, S Petro, N Gandhi, EJ Reiner, H Lee, R
Bronson, SA Tittlemier, Cooking fish is not effective in reducing exposure to
perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, Environment International, 66,         107 (2014)

C. Brasseur, C Pirard, G Scholl, E De Pauw, J-F Viel, L Shen, EJ Reiner, J-F        Focant, Levels of dechloranes and polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in             human serum from France, Environment International, 65, 33 (2014)

BP Lankadurai, VI Furdui, EJ Reiner, AJ Simpson, MJ Simpson, 1H NMR-Based Metabolomic Analysis of Sub-Lethal Perfluorooctane Sulfonate Exposure to the Earthworm, Eisenia fetida, in Soil. Metabolites, 3(3), 718-740 (2013).

L Ahrens, T Harner, M Shoeib, M Koblizkova, EJ Reiner,  Characterization of two             passive air samplers for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, Environmental      Science & Technology, 47, 14024, (2013)

J de Vos, J Cochran, EJ Reiner, P Gorst-Allman, Applying Comprehensive Analysis to EPA Method 1613B Samples-Discover Those Compounds Usually Discounted in Environmental Samples. LC GC NORTH AMERICA, 42, (2013)

CP Gorst-Allman, J De Vos, EJ, Reiner, Using Gas Chromatography – High          Resolution Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry to Uncover Pollutants Ignored by           Targeted Analyttical Approaches, Organohalogen Compounds 75, 42 (2013)

S Yang, EJ Reiner, RO Harrison, T Kolic, K MacPherson,  Determination of Dioxins/Furans (PCDD/Fs), Dioxin-like Polychlornated Biphenyls (dlPCBs), Polybrominated Diphenylether (PBDEs) in Clean Water Using the Cape Technologies Cleanup Technique, Organohalogen Compounds 75, 739 (2013)

EG Nagato JC D’eon, BP Lankadurai, DG Poirier, EJ Reiner, AJ. Simpson, MJ Simpson, 1H NMR-Based Metabolomics Investigation of Daphnia magna Responses to Sub-lethal Exposure to Arsenic, Copper and Lithium  Chemosphere, Chemosphere, 93, 331 (2013)

LA Richman, T Kolic, K MacPherson, L Fayez, EJ Reiner, Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in Sediment and Caged Mussels (Elliptio complanata) Deployed in the Niagara River, Chemosphere, 92, 778 (2013)

KJ. Jobst, L Shen, E.J. Reiner, V.Y. Taguchi, PA Helm, R. McCrindle, S Backus, The use of mass defect plots for the identification of (novel) halogenated contaminants in the environment.            Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, 3289 (2013)