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Biotage® Horizon 3000XL

Previously known as SPE-DEX® 3000XL

SPE-DEX Controller SPE-DEX 3000

This product was withdrawn in April 2015.

The SPE-DEX® 3000XL Extractor automates EPA Method 1664A and provides a modern alternative to techniques such as liquid-liquid extraction (LLE).  In addition to delivering accurate, more consistent results for oil and grease extractions, SPE technology reduces both sample processing times and solvent use.

Using a combination of advanced liquid handling and “Certified for Automation” Pacific® Oil & Grease SPE Disks, the SPE-DEX® 3000XL Extraction System delivers results with the accuracy and consistency laboratories need to comply with EPA Method 1664A & 1664B requirements. With SPE 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 to allow unattended operation which increases the overall productivity of your lab.  The SPE-DEX® 3000XL system processes samples directly from their original sample bottles. It automatically delivers all relevant 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.
  • NO shaking is required, and NO emulsions form.
  • SPE is faster; 1-liter sample can be processed in 20-30 min.
  • SPE produces results with comparable/better accuracy and precision.
  • EPA Methods are constantly being developed for SPE.

Some of the design features of the SPE-DEX® 3000XL system include:

  • Bench-top operation, which frees up valuable hood space.
  • Reduces operator exposure to hazardous solvents.
  • Automated extraction eliminates day-to-day and chemist-to-chemist variability.
  • Accommodates 47 mm and 90 mm disks to process any water sample, regardless of the particulate level
  • Can be used with the Solvent Trap OG solvent recovery system, which captures up to 70% of the n-hexane solvent vapor from EPA Methods 1664A & 1664B oil & grease extractions.
  • Can be used with the Speed-Vap® solvent evaporation system, which provides  safe and fast evaporation of n-hexane solvent for oil and grease extractions.