Often overlooked in the laboratory, sample extraction is the first key step in providing accurate and reliable results. Samples can be extracted in suitable solvents for analysis via semi-automated solid-phase extraction; liquid:liquid extraction using a number of solvents; ultra-sonication; mechanical shaking, including high-speed vortexing and incubated flat-bed shaking.

The sample preparation and extraction laboratory has been designed to allow extraction and sample handling of almost every sample matrix type commonly encountered, including

  • Potable waters
  • Surface waters
  • Ground waters
  • Estuarine & Marine waters
  • Process waters
  • Effluents
  • Leachates
  • Sludges
  • Sediments
  • Soils
  • Solids
  • Air
  • Biota
SPE & Extraction at i2 analytical