# polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

11 July 2022

Microwave extraction of hydrocarbons from soils samples. A comparison with iso 16703:2004

ISO 16703:2004 specifies a method for the quantitative determination of the mineral oil (hydrocarbons) content in field-moist soil samples by gas chromatography. Many environmental laboratories use this method daily. Microwave-assisted solvent extraction is a well-established sample preparation technique applied in several official methods. Milestone’s ETHOS X with fastEX-24 eT rotor was used in this study to prove its efficacy in the extraction of hydrocarbon from soil samples in comparison with the ISO method.