Modernising trace organic analysis in environmental sample extraction
22 Apr 2020
The importance of sample preparation for trace organic analysis is detailed in downloadable book from Analytix.
Environmental samples must undergo some type of pretreatment because the sample matrices are often not compatible with modern instrumentation. However, this stage can contribute up to 50% of analysis errors. Sample preparation errors reported by laboratories include processing times, costs, poor recoveries, reproducibility, and contamination.
The book focuses on helping laboratories understand and overcome the difficulties of sample preparation by learning how to THINK GREEN. Part One focuses on the fundamental theory of extracting an analyte from a sample matrix, a comparison of modern extraction techniques, and post-extraction processing methods available.
The second part reviews modern instrumental analysis techniques including LC, GC, LCMS, and GCMS and how they relate to the sample preparation process. The final part discusses how advances in microwave technology bring sample preparation to the same standards as instrumental techniques. It compares different extraction techniques and also looks at compliance. A wide number of different application areas are also reviewed.