Associate Professor Sarit Kaserzon

Principal Research Fellow

Queensland Alliance for Environmental Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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Research Interests

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    Sarit has completed her PhD at QAEHS in 2014, with a focus on the development and calibration of passive sampler technologies for monitoring emerging pollutants in aquatic systems. Sarit obtained a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Applied Chemistry at RMIT University, Melbourne in 2009 and has been awarded with the Vice Chancellor List for academic excellence, RMIT 2008 and 2009. Since 2015, her research interests have focused on developing novel sampling and analytical methods and approaches to detect trends, levels and fate of persistent and emerging organic environmental pollutants including developing novel methods for the rapid screening and identification of chemical hazards in drinking and environmental samples. Emerging pollutants include; Per- and poly- fluorinated substances (PFAS), brominated chemicals, disinfection by-products, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, pesticides, herbicides and natural toxins. Sarit's research into monitoring of trace organic pollutants has included pioneering work on a passive sampling monitoring technique for PFASs. Through this work, the first PFAS sampler has been calibrated for use in groundwater and waste water treatment plants. This development is an important step towards a new generation of samplers that can substantially increase the type and complexity of pollutants that we can detect for risk management of environmental waters.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Hawker, Darryl W., Clokey, Joseph, Gorji, Sara G., Verhagen, Rory and Kaserzon, Sarit L. (2022). Monitoring techniques–grab and passive sampling. Emerging freshwater pollutants: analysis, fate and regulations. (pp. 25-48) edited by Tatenda Dalu and Nikita T. Tavengwa. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/b978-0-12-822850-0.00014-4

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