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Application Note: The Extraction of Perfluorinated Alkyl Acids (PFAAs) in Drinking Water using Automated Cartridge SPE
6 June 2017

Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), also known as PFAAs, can be found in commercial and industrial uses such as firefighting foams, package material coatings, nonstick cookware, waterproofing and stain proof fabrics. Small amounts of PFCs can dissolve in water and is a cause for concern for human exposure. PFCs have also become ubiquitous in the environment and in the laboratory, making it a challenge to prepare samples and measure low concentrations without contamination and interferences. This application note demonstrates the capability of the SmartPrep® Cartridge Extraction II System for the extraction of six PFCs in compliance with US EPA 537 or ISO 25101:2009.