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      PFAS Translator for the Most Common Methods

      June 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM / by David Gallagher posted in Sample preparation, Solid-phase extraction, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, wastewater, SPE, PFBS, PFCA, PTFE, EPA, PFOA, environmental compliance

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      One of the most frustrating things that we here at Biotage have had to deal with when we compare PFAS methods is the lack of a common naming convention for the compounds. It seems like every scientific article and every method contains at least one compound that either uses a new name or a new abbreviation and we have to spend excess time trying to confirm that yes, we're looking at the same compound.  It's so annoying!

       

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      Improving Your EPH Fractionation Workflow

      May 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM / by Deanna Bissonnette posted in wastewater, EPH, water treatment, environmental compliance, TurboVap EH, ISOLUTE EPH Cartridges

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      We all know that we need to make sure that we have consistency and accuracy in our data. Determining and understanding the roots of user error is the easy part, but how to minimize or eliminate user error can be difficult. A critical point in the sample prep workflow comes when we move samples from processing to evaporation. This transfer step is where most accidents usually happen, be it mixing up of samples, mislabeling of collection vessels, or even dropping the sample, all of these scenarios are detrimental to analyses providing inaccurate results or no results at all.

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