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 Table 1 reports
the typical extraction conditions.
The ETHOS X with fastEX-24eT 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-24eT can be used for solvent extraction
of chlorinated pesticides, semi-volatile organics,
PAHs, PCBs, chlorinated herbicides, phenols,
organophosphorus pesticides, dioxins and furans.