The Application Notebook
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), furans (PCDFs), and biphenyls (PCBs) around the world have strict regulations in force in many countries. Rapid extraction, sample cleanup, and analysis are needed for many laboratories processing samples for POPs.
A newly developed automated sample extraction and cleanup system allows for rapid extraction of the sample (time approximately one hour) and fast cleanup (two hours). Solvent consumption is limited to 120–200 mL and no dichloromethane is used during the cleanup step. The fully automated system allows for sample turnaround times of only a few hours and same day analysis and results.
The integrated PLE/Low Solvent EconoPrep gives excellent recoveries for a number of matrices. It is a green option with low electrical power use. The system uses only a total volume of 120–200 mL of hexane and toluene and no dichloromethane for the cleanup step.
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