Application Note: Improved Recoveries of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) as Defined in EPA 550.1 and Simultaneous Removal of Humic Acids from Water Using Strata® PAH
25 February 2013

In this application note it is shown that polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds (PAHs) can be effectively extracted from water samples using Strata PAH. In addition it is shown that humic acids, which often interfere with chromatographic separation, can be removed from the sample using the SPE sorbent, Strata® PAH. The Strata PAH provides consistent, high recoveries of all 16 analytes listed under EPA Method 550.1.