Microwave Green Extraction

Modernizing trace organic analysis


This book will help you in understanding why sample preparation is a crucial factor to be improved to follow the evolutions of modern trace organic analysis instrumentation. This book will focus on the fundamental theory of extracting an analyte from a sample matrix and will underline how modern extraction techniques, like microwave assisted extraction (MAE), plays a pivotal role in maximizing the efficiency of your extraction process. Finally, the authors will share real-world results obtained in the extraction of organic pollutants for trace analysis and we will gain insight into high sample throughput, minimal solvent usage and ease of use.


  • Modern extraction techniques
  • Post extraction processing
  • Chromatography (Compound Separation)
  • Gas Chromatography (GC)
  • Liquid Chromatograph (LC)
  • Mass spectometer based hyphenated techniques
  • The microwave advantage
Microwave-Assisted Extraction vs Soxhlet Microwave-Assisted Extraction vs Automated Soxhlet Microwave-Assisted Extraction vs Ultrasonic Extraction Microwave-Assisted Extraction vs Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE) Microwave vs Pressurized Liquid Extraction (PLE) Filtration Water Removal Concentration (Solvent Removal) Interference Removal Derivatization
Microwave Green Extraction


Robert C. Richter
Received his B.S in chemistry from Valparaiso University in 1992 and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 1995 under the direction of S. Roy Koirtyohann, who authored the first paper on microwave-assisted acid digestions. He completed his postdoctoral training at the New York State Department of Health, and then worked at Duquesne University with Prof. H.M. ‘Skip” Kingston. He is currently a chemistry professor at Chicago State University and director of the Center for Microwave Enhanced Chemistry (CMEC). CMEC is engaged in variety of microwave research including nanoparticle synthesis, optimization of organic synthetic methodologies, environmental inorganic metals analysis, and integrating microwave enhanced chemistry to Aquaponics system development. He was the lead author on the 2001 Analytical Chemistry A-Page article, “Microwave Enhanced Chemistry”, and the author of the first microwave clean chemistry book, “Clean Chemistry for the Modern Laboratory”.
Camillo Pirola
Camillo Pirola is Marketing and Business Development Manager at Milestone. After receiving his degree in Chemistry, Camillo joined Milestone in May 1991 as Application Chemist. His professional career does interlace with Milestone overall growth. Camillo became Application Manager, providing application support to all Milestone distributors around the world. In the late 90’s he became Area Manager for several Countries including Japan, Italy, the UK, Spain, Russia, India and Brazil. While retaining his position of Area Manager, Camillo took in the mid 2000’s the full responsibility for the Milestone marketing at global level. Since 2012 he is also Business Development Manager at Milestone. Camillo has contributed to several scientific papers and lectures and is often invited to give presentations, seminars and training courses worldwide.
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