Optimize Sample Throughput Utilizing High Speed Screening of Volatile Organic Compounds in Environmental Samples

Poster Presentation

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Environmental testing laboratories are always trying to find ways to increase sample throughput using purge and trap. One of the larger problems laboratories incur is highly contaminated, “hot”, samples. If a sample is hot, there is the possibility of contaminating the purge and trap concentrator. Cleaning up this contamination is problematic as it is time consuming and therefore negatively impacts sample throughput. There is no easy way to get around this challenge. One potential solution is using SPME. This application will examine the efficacy of ASTM Method D-6889, “Fast Screening for Volatile Organic Compounds in Water Using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME)”, for environmental sample screening.