Part No: AN080-HORIssued year: 2015File size: 1.18mbFile type: pdf
This application note demonstrates the use of automated solid phase extraction for a variety of pharmaceutical compounds in drinking water,
wastewater and surface water. The criteria specified in US EPA Method 1694 was met, even at very low concentrations. For lower concentrations a larger sample of water may be processed.
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: 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: AN022-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.91mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 1657 describes the procedure to determine low ppb levels of organophosphorous pesticides in wastewater.
The disks compared in this study are: “Certified for Automation” Atlantic™ C18 (47 mm) and 3M Empore™ High Performance Extraction Disk C18 (47 mm).
Part No: AN018-HORIssued year: 2010File size: 0.9mbFile type: pdf
EPA Method 608 describes the procedure to determine low parts per billion levels of organochlorine pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls, toxaphene and chlordane in wastewater. The laboratory that collected the data presented in this application note uses EPA method 608 ATP3M0222 as the approved SPE technique for waste water extraction.
The disks compared in this study are : “Certified for Automation” Atlantic™ C18 (47 mm) and 3M Empore™ High Performance Extraction Disk C18 (47 mm). Comparisons were made using side-by-side extraction and identical calibration parameters.
Part No: AN024-HORIssued year: 2012File size: 0.86mbFile type: pdf
The purpose of this application is to demonstrate the viability of a solid phase extraction (SPE) method utilizing the Horizon Technology SPE-DEX 1000/3000XL Controller with application firmware version 2.2 to extract samples for EPA Method 1664A/B and fulfill all QC requirements.
Part No: AN019-HORIssued year: 2010File size: 0.92mbFile type: pdf
The City of Fort Worth, Water Department conducted an evaluation of the Atlantic™ solid phase extraction (SPE) C18 disks using EPA Method 608. This application note describes the procedure to determine low ppb levels of organochlorine pesticides and PCBs in wastewater. This procedure used methylene chloride as the primary extraction solvent, followed by a hexane solvent exchange. Extracts were then analyzed by GC/ECD using a pressure pulse injection technique.
Part No: AN021-HORIssued year: 2009File size: 0.89mbFile type: pdf
Method 1657 describes the procedure to determine low ppb levels of organophosphorus pesticides in municipal and industrial wastewater.
The City of Fort Worth Water Department implemented Automated SPE for the analysis of organophosphorous pesticides by EPA Method 1657, using the Atlantic™ C18 solid phase extraction disk.
The Biotage® Horizon 4790 Automated Extraction System with Envision®
Platform controller, and the DryVap® Automated Drying
and Concentration System were used in this application note.
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.
Part No: AN102-HORIssued year: 2016File size: 1.5mbFile type: pdf
n-Hexane-extractable material (HEM), often termed oil & grease, is an operationally-defined general measurement used around the world to help assess water pollution due to a variety of hydrocarbons, including dissolved aromatics, benzene, toluene, xylene and dispersed polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), aliphatics, naphthenic and fatty acids.1
Part No: AN091-HORIssued year: 2014File size: 4.97mbFile type: pdf
US EPA method 6251 is used to determine acidic, basic, and neutral semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC) in municipal and industrial wastewater using GC/MS, in many cases for National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) compliance. In method 625 revision A, the method is applied to a total possible list of 364 compounds that include; polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons, pesticides, phthalate esters, organophosphate esters, nitrosamines, haloethers, aldehydes, ethers, ketones, anilines, pyridines, quinolones, aromatic nitro compounds, and phenols.
Part No: AN121-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 1.67mbFile type: pdf
Environmental methods for water analysis often specify sampling 1 L of water to provide the sensitivity needed for determination of contaminants at low concentrations for health monitoring. In the past decade sensitivity of the analytical technique (GC/MS) has improved and with split/splitless introduction and large volume injection options a wide range of concentrations can be effectively measured.
Part No: AN117-HORIssued year: 2017File size: 4.2mbFile type: pdf
The US EPA monitors a variety of chemicals in water that may cause harm to humans or wildlife 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).