Extraction of organic pollutants from environmental matrices: selection of extraction technique

Dean, John and Xiong, Guohua (2000) Extraction of organic pollutants from environmental matrices: selection of extraction technique. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 19 (9). pp. 553-564. ISSN 0165-9936

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The extraction of organic pollutants from solid environmental matrices has traditionally been done using non-instrumental approaches, e.g. Soxhlet extraction. Recent developments have seen the possibility of extraction using instrumental techniques, namely, supercritical fluid extraction, microwave-assisted extraction and pressurised fluid extraction. This review considers the applications of instrumental techniques for the extraction of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls and pesticides from soils/sediments. Then, in order to assist the analyst to select the most appropriate technique (traditional versus instrumental techniques), a comparison of their analytical figures of merit is considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Extraction, supercritical fluid extraction, microwave-assisted extraction, pressurised fluid extraction, environmental matrices
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2014 15:43
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:52
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17399

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