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    Alumina sample cleanups and how can you implement in your workflow?

    How to demonstrate low background contamination for PFAS testing

    What are peak asymmetry requirements for PFAS using EPA Method 537.1?

    Why and when is florisil cleanup necessary with sample extracts?

    EPH Fractionation & Bottlenecks in the Laboratory

    Automating EPH Fractionation in the Lab

    Tips to Pinpoint Contamination in Your Extraction Workflow for GC-MS Analysis

    Toxic Pollutants Found in Wastewater & Drinking Water

    What are Mycotoxins and Why Should I Be Wary of Them?

    How to Optimize Your Sample Filtering for Hemp, Cannabis and Edible Products

    Why would I want to use a Bead Mill over a Blender?

    PFAS Translator for the Most Common Methods

    Biotage® Horizon 5000 - Cleaning and Care

    Understanding Covid-19 Testing in Wastewater

    Improving Your EPH Fractionation Workflow

    What do you need to know about concentrating PFAS Analytes?

    Where Does Wastewater Come From?

    How will the UCMR 5 Program Help Determine if Drinking Water is Safe?

    What is Wastewater?

    The Problem of PFAS: Part 4 - Tracking Contamination

    The Importance of Air-Drying Sorbent in Preparation for GC Analyzed Extracts

    Hexachloroethane: Too Hot to Touch?

    Why is EPA Method 549.2 a Challenging Method?

    How to Reduce Sample Volumes without Sacrificing Analytical Detection Limits

    The Problem of PFAS: Part 3 - Which PFAS Method is Right for Me?

    Contaminants in your lab? What you should look for.

    Performance vs. Prescriptive Based EPA Methodology

    The Problem of PFAS: Part 2 - Top Regulations

    What to know when transitioning from EPA method 525.2 to 525.3

    The Problem of PFAS – Background

    Why Concentrate Down to 1 mL End Point? Can you go down to 0.5 mL?

    The Importance of Quality Control on Lab Solvents & SPE Consumables

    What is the difference between an Internal Standard and Surrogate?

    In Honor of World Water Day!

    Pesticide Contamination – Is That Water Safe to Drink?

    Extraction of 1,4-Dioxane from Drinking Water

    4 Tips to Keep Your Solvent Evaporator in TipTop Shape

    In Defense of Methylene Chloride

    An Alternative To n-Hexane For Doing Oil and Grease Extractions

    Why Move to Manual or Automated Solid Phase Extraction?

    Environmental Pollution – Are We All Doomed?

    Everything You Wanted to Know About EPA Method 8270 But Were Afraid to Ask

    The Hidden Dangers of Organic Solvents

    5 Sources of Phthalate and Adipate Contamination You Probably Didn’t Know About

    Common Mistakes by the Lab Series: The Pain of Contaminated Squeeze Bottles

    How to plan for dirty samples for both extraction and analysis

    Myth Busters: Smaller Sample Volumes - EPA Method 1664B

    Simplifying Water Extractions with SPE – One Matrix, One Method Extraction

    Overcoming drying and concentrating bottlenecks in the lab

    How does your sample prep change for LC/MS vs GC/MS

    Are You Contaminating Your Samples During Evaporation?

    Reusable vs single-use disk holders – Which is best-suited for your application?

    Automated SPE and FT-IR Detection – Expanded Detection Possibilities

    SLE, SPE and LLE – How are Those Different?

    Does it matter whether your dilution solvent is water-miscible?

    What does gas vortex shearing do in evaporation? Why should I care?

    Common Mistakes in the Lab

    Are Your Proficiency Testing Results Failing for Method 1664?

    Hydrophilic Solution for Your Vapor Lock Dilemma

    Organochlorine Pesticides: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Why are my phenol recoveries low on my EPA Method 8270/625.1 extractions?

    6 Changes to EPA Method 8270 That You May Not Be Aware Of

    7 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making with Solid Phase Extraction

    Improvements in Processing Drinking Water Samples Part 2

    Why It’s Easier to Succeed With Wastewater Extractions

    Improvements in Processing Drinking Water Samples by Method 525

    Tips for Improving Your Oil & Grease Recoveries

    Why are Phenols so Challenging to Extract from Water?

    What is the best way to dry extracts for drinking water samples?

    What are the differences between EPA Method 533 vs 537.1?

    Question and Answer Time with EPA Method 8270

    Reducing the Headache of Challenging Emulsions

    What’s Your Grade? I’m usually ACS, although sometimes I’m Reagent.

    Why streamline inline drying for EPA Method 1664b?

    The Secret to Tackling Dirty Samples

    Do updated water testing methods result in safer produce?

    Why are flow rates so important in sample prep?

    Which Media Type is Right for my Environmental Application?

    What you need to know before adding 1,4 Dioxane to your lab services

    What is the purpose of methanol in an extraction method?

    Understanding SPE Retention Mechanisms

    EPA Methods and the Use of Drying Techniques

    The Chemistry of SPE

    Why is it so important to air dry your SPE sorbent?

    What does a thermistor do anyway?

    Extraction of Polyphenols in Tea with Lemon

    Tackling Emulsions Just Got Easier

    Simplified BPA Analysis