Horizon Technology is a leading manufacturer of automated sample preparation systems for the analysis of organic compounds in aqueous samples and Oil & Grease testing. Environmental labs who follow EPA methods for semi-volatile organics, Oil & Grease, DRO`s, TPH, Pesticides, and Explosives have found our complete, automated sample preparation systems and consumables increase productivity, improve the accuracy of their results and lower operating costs.
We are the experts in instruments, applications, consumables and technical support for solid phase extraction, solvent drying and concentration.
Your Challenges as an Environmental Testing Laboratory
The determination of organic analytes in water and aqueous samples are analyses carried out by many environmental testing laboratories worldwide.
Traditional methodologies typically involve manual separatory funnel or continuous liquid-liquid extraction (LLE) of the water samples with solvents. The extract is dried using specially prepared anhydrous sodium sulfate, concentrated through an evaporation step and analyzed using conventional GC, GC/MS and HPLC. These methods are labor intensive, use large amounts of solvents, and require contaminate free glassware.
Demands have been placed upon environmental testing laboratories to increase sample throughput, shorten sample turnaround times, achieve reproducible results, provide lower detection limits, and reduce harmful solvent vapor emissions to the atmosphere.
Labs have met this challenge by optimizing a Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) method based on the Horizon Technology automation systems, that are rugged, fast, cost-effective, and achieve low MDLs and reproducible results.
Markets served by Horizon Technology include:
- Environmental Monitoring
- Food and Beverage
- Industrial Chemical
- Homeland Security
You can meet your goals and maximize your resources by automating the sample preparation process.