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

      November 3, 2022 at 2:00 PM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in contamination, Drinking water, biotage horizon 5000, wastewater, Biotage Horizon 3100, extraction, EPA

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      In the world of environmental testing, we all know that contamination happens. It can be frustrating trying to locate where it is coming from when you are also trying to keep up with the samples that continue to come through the door.

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      How to Reduce Sample Volumes without Sacrificing Analytical Detection Limits

      October 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in biotage horizon 5000, oil and grease, wastewater, epa method 1664b, Biotage Horizon 3100, hexane extractable materials, EPA, reduced volume

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      In the world of environmental testing, many labs encounter extremely dirty samples. For example, EPA Method 1664B is the protocol for extracting oil and grease from wastewater samples. More often than not, these types of samples are really dirty, requiring loads of pre-filters, glass wool, and filter aid in order to get the entire liter of water through the disk. Well, there is!

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      Hydrophilic Solution for Your Vapor Lock Dilemma

      December 14, 2020 at 2:58 PM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in Biotage Horizon 3100, hydrophilic solution, spe-dex 1000, spe-dex 3000, vapor lock

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      Have you ever put your water sample onto your Biotage® Horizon 3100 extractor and all your prewet/conditioning steps worked great and then suddenly, the water inlet valve opens, and nothing happens!  This can be terrifying because a lot is riding on those samples!

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      Why streamline inline drying for EPA Method 1664b?

      December 4, 2020 at 1:54 PM / by Michael Ebitson posted in sodium sulfate, epa method 1664b, drying extracts, Biotage Horizon 3100, ISOLUTE

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      When in the lab I always try to streamline and improve workflows. One of the biggest bottlenecks in the lab I’ve experienced and maybe you have too, is the drying of sample extracts.

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