Understanding the advantages of microwave extraction technology for environmental laboratories
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Environmental laboratories face numerous challenges to stay competitive in today’s market. Increasing productivity while keeping costs down is imperative. Traditional extraction methods such as Soxhlet and sonication, which are time consuming and labor intensive, are still being used for the extraction of water-insoluble or slightly water soluble organic compounds from soils, clays, sediments, sludges, and solid waste. With the introduction of EPA method 3546, laboratories can now implement the use of microwave technology for the extraction of semivolatile organic compounds, organophosphorus and organochlorine pesticides, chlorinated and phenoxyacid herbicides, substituted phenols, PCBs and PCDDs/PCDFs from solid matrices. The use of microwave technology results in a fast, safe and more efficient extraction.
In this webcast, a technical director at an environmental testing laboratory will share her experience with microwave extraction technology and the advantages of high sample throughput, minimal solvent usage, and ease of use.
- Understand microwave extraction technology and how it works
- Learn about the unique features of a microwave extraction platform
- Gain insight to the benefits of microwave extraction technology on daily activity in an environmental laboratory
- Chemists (Organic, Environmental, Analytical, Extraction), Lab Managers, Lab Directors, QC Managers in:
- Environmental Laboratories
- Government Laboratories
- Analytical Testing Laboratories
- Academic Laboratories