Application Note: Fast Automated SPE and GC/MS Analysis of PAH Compounds in Tap Water Using the SPE-DEX ® 4790 Automated Extractor System
8 May 2013

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are an important class of environmental contaminants because of their prevalence and demonstrated adverse health effects. PAHs in tap water are mainly attributed to the presence of PAH-containing materials in water storage and distribution systems. This application note uses the Horizon Technology SPE-DEX ® 4790 automated extraction system with a DVB SPE disk to extract an aqueous sample for PAH compounds analysis. The extract is dried using the Horizon Technology DryDisk ®.