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Lombas-Garcia, E; Gans, O; Krska, R; Grasserbauer, M.
(1998): Supercritical fluid extraction versus ultrasonic extraction for the analysis of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons from reference sediments
INT J ENVIRON ANAL CHEM. 1998; 72(4): 289-300.

Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE) was investigated as a sample preparation and preconcentration method for the determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in sediment samples by HPLC. Two reference materials for PAHs were extracted under supercritical conditions. The data were compared with the certified values obtained by an interlaboratory investigation. A preliminary study was conducted in which the influences on recoveries of different variables were investigated. Additional to SFE a conventional ultrasonic extraction was carried out to compare and evaluate the method performance. The results from the preliminary method optimisation experiments indicate that, under the condition used, recovery was most affected by using polar modifiers. This study also showed that except for the higher condensed PAHs the extraction efficiencies of SFE are comparable with those obtained by ultrasonic extraction.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Krska Rudolf

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