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      Overcoming drying and concentrating bottlenecks in the lab

      December 15, 2020 at 11:33 AM / by Matt Harden posted in SPE solid phase extraction, drying extracts, TurboVap, drydisk, concentration, solvent drying

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      Working in an environmental lab requires a lot of concentration, both mentally and for the samples that you are working with. When New England finally begins to thaw and local companies rush to get their samples completed, a bottleneck that is usually experienced is the drying and concentration of so many samples.

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

      December 15, 2020 at 11:02 AM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in LC-MS, GC-MS, Sample preparation, drying extracts, drydisk, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography

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      When preparing your extracts for analysis, it is important to know which instrument to use and why you should be using that specific one. Of course, we know that each EPA method dictates which analysis instrument must be used within each method, however, we will be determining why that option was chosen in the first place in this blog post!

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      7 Horrible Mistakes You’re Making with Solid Phase Extraction

      December 10, 2020 at 2:39 PM / by Maura Rury posted in Solvents, SPE solid phase extraction, solvent evaporation, application, drying extracts

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      Solid phase extraction (SPE) is a powerful sample preparation tool that makes it possible to extract semi-volatile organic compounds with varying physical and chemical properties. When used properly, this tool will simultaneously extract hundreds of analytes from the most challenging sample matrices. When used improperly – well, this tool can quickly become as effective as using a hammer to paint the walls in your house.

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      Solid Phase Extraction of Drinking Water – How do I Dry My Extracts?

      December 7, 2020 at 2:23 PM / by Maura Rury posted in SPE solid phase extraction, Drinking water, epa method 525.2, sodium sulfate, drying extracts

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      If you’re a laboratory that’s processing drinking water samples using solid phase extraction, you’ve inevitably gotten to the step in your procedure where you’ve eluted your analytes from your SPE media and you find yourself saying “How do I dry my extracts?”

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      An In-line Drying Solution for 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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