Counter-flow electrokinetic supercharging for the determination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in water samples.

Abstract

Electrokinetic supercharging (EKS) has been used in the last few years as a powerful tool for separation and on-line preconcentration of different types of analytes. We have developed a valuable modification for EKS system, namely counter-flow EKS (CF-EKS) and applied it for the separation and on-line preconcentration of seven non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in water samples. In CF-EKS, a hydrodynamic counter-flow is applied during electrokinetic injection of the analytes within the EKS system. This counter-flow minimises the introduction of the sample matrix into the capillary, allowing longer injections to be performed. Careful choice of the optimum counter-flow as well as the optimum injection voltage allowed the sensitivity to be enhanced by 11,800-fold, giving limits of detection (LODs) of 10.7-47.0 ng/L for the selected NSAIDs. The developed method was validated and then applied for the determination of the studied NSAIDs in drinking water as well as wastewater samples from Hobart city.

DOI: 10.1016/j.chroma.2009.02.014

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@article{Dawod2009CounterflowES, title={Counter-flow electrokinetic supercharging for the determination of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in water samples.}, author={Mohamed Dawod and Michael C Breadmore and Rosanne M Guijt and Paul R. Haddad}, journal={Journal of chromatography. A}, year={2009}, volume={1216 15}, pages={3380-6} }