Part No: AN003-HORIssued year: File size: 0.16mbFile type: pdf
This study shows that the SPE-DEX® 4790 Automated Extractor system can process water samples containing suspended particulate matter, up to 1000 mg, for the analysis of PAH’s. As PAH’s are found in both the dissolved and particulate phase of the water sample, it is important to be able to handle “whole” water samples such that the particulate matter in the water sample is retained and extracted with the SPE disk. This filtration method ensures that the PAH’s found in the dissolved phase, and those adsorbed onto the particulate matter are properly
Part No: AN863Issued year: 2016File size: 1.62mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the use of ISOLUTE® ENV+ on-line cartridges in a fully automated on-line SPE-LC-MS/MS method for extraction and quantification of 16 acid herbicides in drinking and surface water.
Part No: SSI-LCMS-096Issued year: 2018File size: 0.87mbFile type: pdf
Analysis of the perfluorinated alkyl acids listed in EPA Method 537 along with fluorotelomeric alcohols and perfluorinated sulfonates were extracted using SPE (using ISOLUTE 101 500 mg/ 6 mL SDVB SPE columns) and analyzed on the LCMS 8045. Minimum Detection Limits(MDL) ranged from 0.69 to 3.25 ppt. Extraction recoveries were greater than 80% for all compounds, with surrogate recoveries within 10% of the true value.
Part No: AN862Issued year: 2016File size: 1.48mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the use of EVOLUTE® EXPRESS ABN on-line cartridges in a fully automated on-line SPE-LC-MS/MS method for extraction and quantification of 13 commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals (with a range of characteristics) in water.
Part No: AN703Issued year: 2011File size: 0.04mbFile type: pdf
ISOLUTE EPH SPE columns and associated methodologies have been optimised to efficiently fractionate EPHs into aliphatic and polycyclic aromatic (PAH) fractions. The principle is similar to the approach taken by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP) and TPH criteria working group (TPHCWG) methods. However, compared to these methods, the ISOLUTE EPH fractionation column has been significantly reduced in size and the sorbent has been optimised in order to reduce solvent volumes and provide an automation compatible fractionation column. Automation of the fractionation process has been achieved without carryover of PAHs into the aliphatic fraction.
Environmental contamination, ISOLUTE, PAH, Polyaromatic hydrocarbons, soil,
Part No: AN877Issued year: 2017File size: 2.61mbFile type: pdf
This application note describes the operating conditions for the automated fractionation of Extractable Petroleum hydrocarbons (EPH) into aliphatic and aromatic (PAH) fractions using the ISOLUTE EPH SPE column in conjunction with the Extrahera automation system.
Part No: AN908.V.1Issued year: 2014File size: 1.33mbFile type: pdf
The removal of interferences and sample concentration are
essential steps in trace level detection of pesticides, sheep
dips, herbicides and PCBs in river water, wastewaters and
trade effluents. The following methods were developed by
the Environment Agency National Laboratory Service facility
at Nottingham using the Biotage RapidTrace for automated
solid phase extraction and the TurboVap II for evaporation.
The procedures are UKAS accredited and can reach detection
limits of 0.001 ug/Litre for some compounds.
Part No: AN904.V1Issued year: 2014File size: 1.33mbFile type: pdf
EPA methods 8260 & 8270 cover the analysis of polychlorinated
dibenzo-p-dioxins and polychlorinated dibenzofurans
in ground & surface waters. This also now includes
1,4-dioxane and PCBs. This application note will focus on
the automated SPE of the sample rather than the detection
which usually involves GCMS or LCMS. NB The columns
and reagents used for soils and sediment analysis differ to
ground water extraction.
Part No: AN002-HORIssued year: File size: 0.28mbFile type: pdf
This study shows that the Biotage® 4790 Automated Extractor system, along with the Atlantic™ DVB disk, the DryDisk® separation membrane, and the DryVap® Concentrator System can be successfully used to analyze for Nonyl Phenol and Bisphenyl A in water samples. This sample preparation process is fully automated, requiring minimal human intervention, and allowing for reductions in sample processing costs.
Part No: AN008-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.24mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 525.2 describes the procedure to determine
low ppb levels of semi-volatile organic material in drinking
water using solid phase extraction (SPE) or liquid-solid
extraction (LSE) techniques. The extraction solvents are
methylene chloride and ethyl acetate. Extracts are analyzed
by GC/MS using a splitless injection technique.
Part No: AN879Issued year: 2017File size: 0.89mbFile type: pdf
There are a wide range of volatile and semi-volatile contaminants finding their way into both terrestrial bodies and water sources worldwide. In the United States (US), the contaminants are analyzed
according to stipulated US-EPA methods. In the European Union (EU), a large number of these same compounds are tested according to the European Water Framework Directive. Though these analytes are approached differently from a regulatory perspective, it is clear that background monitoring occurs on a global basis. Initial extraction of these analytes depends on the matrix being analyzed and is often a multifaceted process, but ultimately analysts are presented with some form of extraction/organic solvent they must concentrate to achieve instrumental limits of quantification. Presented within this technical note are the results of such an evaporative process using the new Biotage TurboVap® II.
Part No: AN954Issued year: 2010File size: 0.09mbFile type: pdf
This paper demonstrates how the introduction of simple automated technology and a modification in analysis. Can
positively impact analytical results and overall throughput for critical environmental testing.
Part No: AN012-HORIssued year: 2010File size: 0.56mbFile type: pdf
The second Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR2) program was developed to monitor US drinking water sources for currently unregulated compounds. EPA Method 529 is categorized under List 1, Assessment Monitoring in the UCMR2 program, and focuses on three explosives: 1,3-dinitrobenzene; 2,4,6- trinitrotoluene (TNT); and hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5- triazine (RDX). The resulting data will be used by the EPA to determine whether or not regulatory standards should be established for these compounds.
Part No: AN009-HORIssued year: 2015File size: 0.78mbFile type: pdf
Method 525.2 describes the procedure to determine a full suite of low concentration semi-volatile organic compounds in drinking water using solid phase extraction (SPE) or liquid–solid extraction (LSE) techniques. The City of Fort Worth, Water Department implemented an automated SPE process for the analysis of semi-volatiles by EPA Method 525.2 using the Atlantic® C18 solid phase extraction disk. Ethyl acetate, methanol and water were used to condition the Atlantic C18 disk prior to the extraction step. The extraction solvents used were a 1:1 mixture of methylene chloride and ethyl acetate. Extracts were then analyzed by GC/MS using a splitless injection technique.
Part No: AN011-HORIssued year: 2010File size: 0.29mbFile type: pdf
The second unregulated contaminant monitoring regulation (UCMR2) program was developed to monitor US drinking water sources for currently unregulated compounds. EPA Method 527 is categorized under List 1; Assessment Monitoring in the UCMR2 program. It focuses on a wide range of semi volatile organic contaminants including pesticides that were deferred during the first UCMR, flame retardants, and pyrethroid pesticides. This application for EPA Method 527 employs SPE with analysis by gas chromatography / mass spectrometry (GC/MS).
Part No: AN004-HORIssued year: File size: 0.11mbFile type: pdf
This evaluation study was conducted to determine the feasibility of the Biotage SPE-DEXÒ 4790 Automated Extraction System for the extraction of herbicides and pesticides. The preliminary results demonstrate the capability of this method for the automated SPE extraction of organic compounds.
Part No: AN005-HORIssued year: File size: 0.2mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 506 is used to determine Phthalate and Adipate Esters in drinking water. The analytes are extracted from water using a Horizon Technology 47 mm Atlantic C18 disk. The disk is extracted with Acetonitrile and Methylene Chloride. The extract is then dried and concentrated to a final volume of 1.0 mL using the Horizon Technology DryVap® with DryDisk® technology. Final analysis is by GC/PID.