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PFAS Survey: Sample Prep & Drinking Water Analysis Are Top of Mind

January 09, 2024 /

Environmental, PFAS

/ David Oliva

 Ahead of Organomation's participation at the upcoming Science of PFAS event, we wanted to focus on some of the latest discussions related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. 

Effects of Solvents Used During Sample Preparation

November 22, 2023 /

Environmental

/ David Oliva

According to recent survey data from LC-GC Magazine, nearly 90% of respondents were concerned with the effects of solvent in the areas of health, safety, and the environment. Given the audience of..

Evaporation to Dryness Ahead of Thin Layer Chromatography

November 09, 2023 /

Case Studies, Environmental

/ David Oliva

TLC, or Thin Layer Chromatography, is growing in popularity due to its ability to discover the purity of various compounds within a mixture.

EPA 533: Drying Down PFAS Samples Before SPE

October 11, 2023 /

Environmental, PFAS

/ Sarah Johnson

Back in August of this year, Organomation exhibited at the Environmental Measurement Symposium (EMS 2023). This event had a large focus on PFAS - toxic "forever chemicals" that are becoming..

Boil Off Large Volumes of Methylene Chloride Effectively

The push to develop testing procedures which require less solvent is a noble one from an environmental standpoint. However, there are several applications such as pesticide and polychlorinated..

Environmental Sample Preparation in California Laboratories

Preparing Soil Samples for EPA Methods 8081 and 8082

With an N-EVAP nitrogen evaporator dating back to the 1970s still in their workflow today, it is fair to say that PDC Laboratories in Peoria, Illinois has trusted Organomation with their sample..

Test Tube Evaporator Aids Tracking of COVID-19 in Wastewater

February 23, 2022 /

Case Studies, Environmental

/ Sarah Johnson

Chung-Ho Lin is a research associate professor and lead scientist at MU's College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources’ Center for Agroforestry. Lin is originally from Taiwan but decided to..

Sample Concentration Critical to PFAS Analysis at Harvard Lab

September 27, 2021 /

Case Studies, Environmental, PFAS

/ Connor McLeod

At the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Sunderland lab is conducting analysis of environmental samples. Specifically, they are analyzing trace metals and PFAS in water, soil,..

Water Quality Testing Aided by Benchtop Evaporator

September 07, 2021 /

Environmental

/ Connor McLeod

Organomation’s 12 position N-EVAP laboratory evaporator uses nitrogen blowdown to concentrate sample extracts prior to analysis. During evaporation, the user has full control of gas flow to..