Project

Automated solid-phase extraction (SPE) as a robust and high throughput sample preparation technique for the analysis of bioactive organic ultra-trace compounds in liquid environmental and biological samples

Duration
15 June 2012 → 30 June 2016
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical separation and detection techniques
Keywords
extraction organic trace analysis sample preparation hormonal compounds environmental contaminants
 
Project description

This project focuses on the chemical analysis of bioactive organic ultra-trace compounds in liquid matrices. Particular attention is spent to emerging organic micropollutants in the aquatic environment, and on hormonal compounds in biologic systems. The requested funding is intended for purchasing the innovative sample preparation equipment (SPE) needed for extraction and preconcentration of these analytes in water or liquid extracts.