Sample Preparation Articles

  • CombiFlash Gradient Methods

    Abstract Purifying compounds require two processes: the actual purification and drying the sample afterwards. Several gradient methods were evaluated on a reaction mixture to evaluate run time and number of fractions to collect the desired compound. Reducing the volume of fractions is important to reduce the time required to dry the purified material. On large runs, drying time may be ...


    By Teledyne ISCO

  • Loading capacity of silica flash cartridges

    FlashPure Cartridges Optimizing flash chromatography requires finding the ideal cartridge and conditions for a given sample. As the goal is to prepare the largest possible amount of pure sample in the shortest possible time and with a minimum use of solvent, it is crucial to know how high loadings affect the separation for different cartridges. Unlike analytical chromatography, preparative ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • UCT XtrackT® Sorbent Cited in Drugs in Wastewater Article

    Environmental analysts are often tasked with the evaluation of illicit and prescription drugs in wastewater samples in an attempt to better understand the epidemiology of a populated area. Due to the challenging consistency of this matrix, clean-up is often vital in order to achieve accurate detection. In a recent paper authored by Richard Bade et al., published in Analytical and ...


    By United Chemical Technologies

  • Fe3O4-CS-L: a magnetic core-shell nano adsorbent for highly efficient methyl orange adsorption

    A novel core-shell bio-adsorbent was fabricated by using biological materials for removing methyl orange (MO) from aqueous solution. The structure characteristics results of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectrometry (FT-IR), thermo-gravimetric analysis (TGA), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), and Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) shows that Fe3O4-CS-L has ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sample preparation is the key to quality analysis with a laser analyser

    Sample preparation is the most important step of any chemical analysis. To get the best results with any elemental alloy analyser regardless of the technology, the sample must be clean before taking a measurement. Otherwise the results are always compromised at least to some extent. The effect of dirty surfaces will vary and some technologies are more forgiving to sample surface conditions than ...

  • Preparation and catalytic performance of copper-containing magnetic catalysts for degradation of azo dye (direct violet)

    A novel magnetically separable magnetic activated carbon supporting-copper (MCAC) catalyst for catalytic wet peroxide oxidation (CWPO) was prepared by chemical impregnation. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Brunauer–Emmett–Teller (BET) method, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) equipped with energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS). The catalytic performance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization of sulfate removal from wastewater using magnetic multi-walled carbon nanotubes by response surface methodology

    This paper reports a facile method for removal of sulfate from wastewater by magnetic multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MMWCNTs). Multi-walled carbon nanotubes and MMWCNTs were characterized by X-ray diffraction, Raman, transmission electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometry. The results of the analysis indicated that MMWCNTs were synthesized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Return on Investment Using MANTECH Multi-Parameter Analysis Systems - Case Study

    Since 2008 Eurofins has been using MANTECH systems at various facilities around the world. Their first system ran 200,000 samples in five years. The unit analyzed 7 different parameters per sample and operated 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This generated €5,000,000 in revenue. Their initial investment was €60,000. The system discussed in this case study analyses pH, conductivity, ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Cleaning without material loss

    Cleaning without material loss: Hydraulic Easy Cleaning-Construction reduces cleaning of the Single-shaft shredder and facilitates work processes Many materials have to be comminuted before further processing - this includes different chips and stamped parts made of plastic and metal, but also valuable precious metals such as gold and silver as well as laboratory samples. In this process, a part ...

  • Tandem LA-LIBS – All in One Solid Sample Analyzer

    Dr. Rick Russo, Executive Chairman of Applied Spectra and a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, shares his thoughts on shifting trend in the world of chemical analysis towards reducing sample preparation and direct solid analysis instrumentation with higher detection sensitivity and expanded elemental coverage. In this ...


    By Applied Spectra, Inc. (ASI)

  • Influence of the Stirring Mechanism on the Precision of the Fusion for VITRIOX GAS and ELECTRIC

    Introduction Homogenization of the melt is an important aspect of sample preparation for X-ray fluorescence analysis using fusion. Whether the fused bead breaks or remains mechanically stable after cooling, depends largely on the homogenization. Once a stable fused bead has been obtained, it is only possible to judge if the sample is truly homogeneously dissolved in the flux by way of ...


    By Fluxana GmbH Co. KG

  • Lafourche Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s department work release program - Case study

    A number of years ago the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department, State of Louisiana, instituted a new program to assist prisoners nearing release to transition back into society. This vehicle requires that inmates pay for their room and board while they learn work skills in industries, such as, shipbuilding, oil field services, food preparation, kitchen management and municipal ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • A Faster and Better FluidScan with Version 5

    Measure water contamination in turbine oils down to 300 ppm The latest version of FluidScan software can detect total water presence as low as 300 ppm in turbine oils.  The method provides an alternative to laboratory tests such as Karl Fischer titration when fast, simple, and reagent-free analysis is needed. In addition to measuring water contamination, the FluidScan ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Determination of Selected ASTM Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) Using LC-MS/MS

    ASTM methods D7968-14 and D7979-15 are used to determine the same list of PFCs but in different matrices. ASTM method D7968-14 lists soil as a matrix while ASTM method 7979-15 lists water, sludge, influent, effluent and waste water as matrix options. These methods use different extraction techniques but both evaluate the samples by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS). We ...

  • Press Release from St. Louis Award Program

    Microbe Inotech Laboratories, Inc. has been selected for the 2017 St. Louis Award in the BioResearch & Service Labs category by the St. Louis Award Program. Each year, the St. Louis Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small ...

  • Monitoring once through cooling water - Case study

    The Situation Power plants and paper mills use service water loops and mill water loops respectively for the cooling of lubricating, hydraulic, turbine and transformer oil.  These cooling systems feature large, recirculating volumes of water which are treated with biocides, dispersants, and corrosion inhibitors. By comparison, refineries often ...

  • Changing the Rules with Mass Detection

    How simplified detectors can provide mass data for every analytical run and speed up method development With access to multiple mass spectrometry systems of varying degrees of sophistication, Davy Guillarme (University of Geneva, Switzerland) wasn’t actively looking for new mass detection solutions. Nevertheless, the Waters ACQUITY QDa mass detector caught his eye. Why? Because it opens a ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • Preparation of mesoporous TiO2 with enhanced photocatalytic activity towards tannery wastewater degradation

    Ordered mesoporous TiO2 materials are successfully synthesized via a sol-gel route using butyl titanate as a precursor and sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate surfactants as soft templates. The as-prepared TiO2 samples possess a relatively high surface area of 40.03 m2/g and the center of pore diameter distribution of 13.04 nm. They exhibit excellent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced adsorption removal of anionic dyes via a facile preparation of amino-functionalized magnetic silica

    A novel amino-functionalized magnetic silica (Fe3O4@SiO2-NH2) was easily prepared via a one-step method integrating the immobilization of 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane with a sol-gel process of tetraethyl orthosilicate into a single process. This showed significant improvement in the adsorption capacity of anionic dyes. The product ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analysis of Trace Elements in Water by EPA Method 200.8 using ICP Mass Spectrometry

    This application note describes the methodology and use of the Shimadzu ICPMS-2030 ICP mass spectrometer for the analysis of trace elements in drinking and fresh waters following the EPA 200.8 method. This method is also used for analysis of wastewater. In-line addition of internal standards to calibration and unknown samples was accomplished using the Shimadzu Internal Standard Addition ...

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