Did you know that the Accelerated Solvent Extraction (ASE) technique is accepted for use in U.S. EPA Method SW-846 3545A (downloadable PDF) for the extraction of a large number of herbicides, dioxins, furans, PAHs, PCBs, and diesel range organics? And, ASE is also accepted for use in U.S. EPA Method SW-846 6860 (downloadable PDF) for the determination of perchlorate and in CLP OLM 04.2A for semi-volatiles and pesticides.
As mentioned on this blog before, ASE improves extraction efficiency for solid and semi-solid sample matrices through the use of elevated temperature and pressure with organic and water-based solvents. The technique reduces both extraction times and solvent usage in addition to providing more consistent and reliable data when compared to methods such as Soxhlet.
The interactive guide, titled, Accelerated Solvent Extraction Environmental Technical Resource Guide, (downloadable PDF), covers sample preparation examples for PAHs, PCBs, dioxins, furans, pesticides, flame retardants, and Trivalent and Hexavalent Chromium. Links to application notes, videos, posters, white papers, and on-demand webinars are also included to make this guide a one-stop shop for accessing information quickly and efficiently.
Like what you are learning?
- Check out a large library of environmental applications and accelerated solvent extraction applications on this blog.
- Check out our community pages for chromatography environmental applications, breaking news, webinars, event information and links to many useful resources.
- You might also be interested in our Chromatography Solution Online Center which features many useful and complimentary chromatography tools which can help speed up your analysis. The site is updated on a monthly basis; therefore, do check out the Archives section to see what was previously featured.
If you have questions on the system or looking for specific applications, do let us know using the Comments box below; our experts look forward to hearing from you.