On-site sample preparation using MEPS for wastewater analysis Paul Wynne, Roy Hibbert, Dan DiFeo and Peter Dawes. A simple, optimized approach to automated SPE Yanick Bouchard, Shahana Huq and Michael Campognone. Tips & tricks: BEWARE of mismatch Thorsten Hofe, PSS Polymer Standards Service. Seeing green Hian Kee Lee from the National University of Singapore speaks to Alasdair Matheson about his cutting-edge development of an array of simple and "environmentally friendly" sample preparation techniques for environmental analysis. News All the news for April 2008. Incognito Zosimus' successor airs his controversial views on how stale GC has become as a separation technique. Market trends & analysis Glenn Cudiamat provides a report on laboratory spray dryers and comments on the expected market growth in coming years.