Several official methods describe the use of microwave closed-vessel technology to enhance the extraction efficiency of organic pollutants, such as US EPA 3546, ASTM and other national methods. The top-right table reports the typical conditions used in US EPA 3546.
The ETHOS X with fastEX-24 further enhances the
performance of microwave technology for the extraction of water-insoluble or slightly water-soluble organic compounds from soils, clays, sediments, sludges, and solid wastes. In fact, the ETHOS X with fastEX-24 can be used for solvent extraction of chlorinated pesticides, semi-volatile organics, PAHs, PCBs, chlorinated herbicides, phenols, organophosphorus pesticides,
dioxins and furans.