EPA Method C in the EPA methods list database. View all EPA methods. US Environmental Protection Agency () Method C. Separatory Funnel Liquid-Liquid Extraction, Revision 3. Methods C and C state to spike surrogates into the graduated cylinder or sample bottle and mix well. Multiple transfers introduces potential for losses.

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Mon Mar 28, 5: Mon Jan 07, 8: A measured volume of sample, usually 1 liter, at a specified pHis serially extracted with methylene chloride using a separatory funnel. Method information displayed is provided for informational purposes only. This method describes a procedure wpa isolating organic compounds from aqueous samples.

Have you given solid-phase extraction a shot?

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SW-846 Test Method 3510C: Separatory Funnel Liquid-Liquid Extraction

SW Test Method C: I have sent an email to the MICE site to ask if the sample bottle can be considered equivalent to a separatory funnel so we can claim EPA Method C as the extraction method, or if we have to claim EPA Method microscale extraction method with modification to 3510x vial size. Sounds quite wpa bit simpler, but is it a in-house method, or is there some kind of known method associated with it?


Yes it is an in-house method, but I 3501c really see a difference in shaking a sample in a separation funnel or in a centrifuge tube Do you extract just once or many times? Please note that all information on the EPA website may not be up to date, and transactions and inquiries submitted to the EPA website may not be processed or responded to until appropriations are enacted.

Liquid/Liquid extractionis there another verisatile way? – Chromatography Forum

Those I think would be even better than doing the extraction in the bottle, just for purposes of centrifuging since you have to limit the centrifuge speed on the bottles to prevent breaking them.

Three extractions in the acid, then add salt and three extractions in the base, just as the blle procedure. We don’t do liq-liq on waste water, but some of our surface waters aren’t much better I think. Using the solvents listed in the Bottle Liquid Liquid Extraction procedure http: Thu Mar 03, 8: An official website of the United States government.

SW-846 Test Method 3510C: Separatory Funnel Liquid-Liquid Extraction

Please contact us for assistance. Has anyone looked into validating EPA to use instead of ? It still is liq-liq, but it is a lot easier than working with seperation funnels etc. I then use ul injections to improve sensitivity. If your waste water is really high in solids, it probably won’t work very well. However, if they didn’t.


If a separatory funnel can be defined as not having to include a stopcock at the bottom then either method should be applicable. Subscribe to our eNewsletter with daily, weekly or monthly updates: Alternatively, is there any reliable and simple automatisation available?

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The extract is dried, concentrated if necessaryand, as necessary, exchanged into a solvent compatible with the cleanup or determinative method to be used.