Automated Extraction System
Automates the technologies of PFE and dSPE.
Faster than Soxhlet, more automated than QuEChERS, and simpler than other automated solvent extraction systems, the EDGE has revolutionized the extraction process for sample preparation. Extract up to 30 grams in only five minutes, including the filtering and cooling process; 6 times faster than other pressurized fluid extractors.
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With Q-Cup technology, Energized Dispersive Extraction is simple and fast for all applications. Extract semi-volatile organic compounds from soil, fat from food, phthalates from plastics, and many more applications with EDGE
Features • Fastest technique available
• 12 samples in an hour
• Q-Cups™ are easily assembled and cleaned
• Small footprint
• One technology with unlimited applications
1. Sample is Loaded
The Q-Cup is automatically loaded into the chamber by the auto sampler. The pressure cap then creates a pressurized seal on the top of the Q-Cup.
2. Matrix is Added
Solvent is first added through the bottom to fill the gap between the chamber and Q-Cup; this aids in heat transfer. Then, solvent is added from the top of the Q-Cup to wet the sample.
As the chamber walls are heated, the pressure in the solvent gap increases. This overcomes the pressure inside the Q-Cup, forcing the solvent to disperse into the sample.
3. Extract is collected
Once the sample reaches temperature, the solvent is filtered through the Q-Disc, the cooling coil, and into a collection vial.
Get better results with one instrument.
• Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction
• Pressurized Fluid Extraction
• Supported Liquid Extraction
• Liquid-Liquid Extraction
No need for multiple systems for different samples, EDGE is the answer for all extractions, made possible by Q-Cup Technology. No matter your technique, you’ll extract a particle-free solution, ready for analysis.
The EDGE®, was modified to prevent the contamination of the resultant extracts by PFAS. The cleanliness of the EDGE itself after a series of washes and the background of the S1 Q-Disc®, Q-Matrix Hydra™, and the Q-Cup® used by the EDGE were examined. It was found that the substitutions provided a PFAS-free background on the EDGE, and the Q-Discs, Q-Matrix Hydra, and Q-Cups were PFAS-free. Thus, the EDGE is an excellent choice for laboratories that would like to automate their PFAS extractions without subjecting their samples to unwanted contamination.View Brochure Video