SPE-DEX® 3000XL "Oil & Grease Machine"
Available from Horizon Technology, Inc.
Using a combination of advanced liquid handling and 'Certified for Automation' Pacific O&G SPE Disks, the SPE-DEX® 3000XL Extraction System delivers the accuracy and consistency of data laboratories need to comply with Method 1664A QC specifications. Using SPE, in high-throughput laboratories solvent use is reduced by up to 90% when compared to traditional LLE, and sample run times can be less than 30 minutes.
The SPE-DEX® 3000XL is a three-station system,
and is automated allowing unattended operation which increases the overall productivity of your lab, as technicians are freed up for other projects. The SPE-DEX® 3000XL system processes samples directly from the original sample bottle. It automatically delivers all solvents, regulates sample processing and disk drying times, rinses the sample bottle and collects the extract.
SPE methods offer significant advantages over traditional LLE techniques:
SPE uses less solvent than LLE.
NO shaking is required, and NO emulsions form.
SPE is faster; only 20-30 min for a 1-liter sample.
SPE provides comparable / better recoveries than LLE.
EPA Methods are constantly being developed for SPE.