Screening of compost for PAHs and pesticides using static subcritical water extraction.

@article{McGowin2001ScreeningOC,
  title={Screening of compost for PAHs and pesticides using static subcritical water extraction.},
  author={Audrey E. McGowin and Kafui Kwami Adom and Anne Obubuafo},
  journal={Chemosphere},
  year={2001},
  volume={45 6-7},
  pages={857-64}
}
Static subcritical water extraction (SubWE) along with solid phase extraction (SPE) was used for the analysis of PAHs and pesticides in municipal solid waste compost. Yields obtained for PAHs in certified reference sediment (CRM 104) were acceptable. The extraction method was simple, rapid, used small sample sizes, and no sample drying was required. Analysis of samples was performed by GC/MS and HPLC. Recovery of spiked pesticides was greatest at 110 degrees C for 20 min extraction time. The… CONTINUE READING