Part No: AN115-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 2.3mbFile type: pdf
Pesticides have gone far in increasing food supply, important in a world expecting to have 9.8 billion people by 2050. However, the mechanisms that make pesticides effective in eliminating pests can also cause harm to humans and animals. News stories continue to point to contamination through spills and exposure through the respiratory system.
Part No: AN122-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 1.87mbFile type: pdf
This application note demonstrates the performance of automated disk-based solid phase extraction (SPE), using Biotage® Horizon 5000 automated extraction system and Atlantic® DVB SPE disks, for concentration of organochlorine pesticides from whole water, prior to GC/MS analysis, following the requirements of EN16693:2015.
Part No: AN120-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 1.44mbFile type: pdf
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) can be found in a number of water types, such as drinking water, surface water, ground water and wastewater. There are serval types of extraction techniques that can be implemented to remove them from water for measurement including liquid-liquid extraction (LLE), continuous liquid-liquid extraction (CLLE) and solid phase extraction (SPE). With LLE and CLLE there is little selectivity within the methods for difficult matrices or other compound interferences.
Part No: AN002-HORIssued year: 2015File size: 0.94mbFile 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: AN055-HORIssued year: 2015File size: 1.36mbFile type: pdf
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are a worldwide contamination problem. Structurally similar to PCBs, these compounds are long-lived in the environment and can bio-accumulate throughout the food chain. The health hazards of these chemicals have attracted increasing scrutiny and, as such, a great deal of research and regulations have been implemented to manage and control them.
Part No: AN116-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 1.29mbFile type: pdf
Drinking water is a significant source of environmental exposure, especially for small children. Countries around the world have put regulations in place to monitor drinking water quality for a wide range of hazardous compounds. Methods such as SL 392-2007 in China, the EN methods in Europe and US methods such as method 525.2 cover a large suite of analytes of concern. They can be effectively extracted using solid phase extraction (SPE) disks and using GC/MS for detection.
Part No: AN114-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 1.3mbFile type: pdf
US EPA method 525.2 may use solid phase extraction (SPE) to extract the analytes of interest from water samples. It includes a variety of quality control measures to ensure the method is under control throughout the analysis. The Biotage® Horizon 5000 was used in this study to extract the EPA Method 525.2 analytes from six prepared water samples.
The Atlantic high-capacity C18 disks provided excellent recovery of the large suite of compounds extracted in water. The Biotage® Horizon 5000 system provided uniform performance and a hands-off approach to the extraction step. The reproducibility of the six runs was excellent and the average of the standard deviation values was 2.57%.
Part No: AN118-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 1.2mbFile type: pdf
Hexane extractable material (HEM), also known as Oil & Grease extraction is a simple water quality measurement. The measurement can be used to assess pollution for compliance or as a measure of influent contamination to protect a waste treatment plant from levels that might cause malfunction.
Part No: AN124-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 1.71mbFile type: pdf
Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOC) have a variety of chemical properties that have been found to cause harmful effects to both humans and the environment. Accurate measurements are challenging to obtain because SVOCs readily adsorb onto surfaces, and are found in common household items such as cleaning agents, personal care products, electrical components, pesticides, water and food.
Part No: AN123-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 2.18mbFile type: pdf
The US EPA monitors a variety of chemicals in water that may cause harm to humans or wildlife in order to minimize exposure. Method 625 was developed by the Office of Science and Technology in the Clean Water program to monitor a large suite of semivolatile chemicals in wastewater for compliance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). NPDES is a system of permitting that regulates the characteristics of water that is released into a waterway, defined by industrial category. The permitting levels are set depending on the waterway’s use.