Supercritical fluid extraction of organochlorine pesticides from an aqueous matrix

Barnabas, Ian, Dean, John, Hitchen, Steven and Owen, Susan (1994) Supercritical fluid extraction of organochlorine pesticides from an aqueous matrix. Journal of Chromatography A, 665 (2). pp. 307-315. ISSN 0021 9673

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Supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) conditions were optimised for the removal of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) from water. OCPs were collected and extracted from solid-phase extraction disks (Empore) and also directly from a water sample using a modified extraction cell. High recoveries (>90%) were obtained for two of the three OCPs with Empore disks. Despite the good solubility of OCPs in pure CO2, the analyte recoveries decreased when they were extracted directly from water. Three different flow-rates were used in the direct SFE with no apparent change in recovery, indicating that extraction was diffusion-controlled. The effect of increasing the ionic strength of the aqueous sample on analyte recovery was investigated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F100 Chemistry
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 09:38
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:28

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