analysis of flame retardantsDid 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.

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