The SPE-DEX® 3000XL Extractor automates EPA Method 1664A, and provides an alternative to expensive, labor-intensive LLE methods for extracting oil and grease from aqueous samples.
Using a combination of advanced liquid handling and 'Certified for Automation' Pacific O&G SPE Disks, the SPE-DEX® 3000XL Extraction System delivers the accuracy and consistency of data laboratories need to comply with Method 1664A QC specifications. Using SPE, in high-throughput laboratories solvent use is reduced by up to 90% when compared to traditional LLE, and sample run times can be less than 30 minutes.
The SPE-DEX® 3000XL is a three-station system, and is automated allowing unattended operation which increases the overall productivity of your lab, as technicians are freed up for other projects. The SPE-DEX® 3000XL system processes samples directly from the original sample bottle. It automatically delivers all solvents, regulates sample processing and disk drying times, rinses the sample bottle and collects the extract.
Some of the design features of the SPE-DEX 3000XL system include:
• Bench-top operation, which frees up valuable hood space.
• Reduced operator exposure to hazardous solvents.
• Automated extraction eliminates variability between chemists' techniques.
• Can use 47 mm and 90 mm SPE disks