Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc

Automated screening of explosives in soil samples by online SFE-SFC-MS

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There are a large number of explosives-contaminated sites in the US, Europe, and Asia. High levels of explosives in soil can threaten the health of humans, livestock, and wildlife. A number of remediation efforts are underway, which require the analysis of explosives in soil samples. Recently, a new technique was introduced that allows the automated supercritical fluid extraction and SFC analysis of explosives in soil samples with minimal sample preparation and handling requirements to save analyst time and sample preparation expenses.