Fast and Sustainable Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants from Organic Fertilizer Using Optimized Microwave-Assisted Extraction Method and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry


A microwave-assisted extraction was optimized for the evaluation of persistent organic pollutants in liquid fertilizer samples. The extraction process was defined by a 23 factorial design. The parameters (temperature and sample and solvent volume) were optimized through the response surface methodology (RSM). The data for the study were based on injection of a mix of organochlorine pesticides. In optimized conditions, the microwave-assisted extraction was carried out at 70℃ for 10 minutes using 10 mL of sample and 10 mL of solvent. This study was accomplishment to evaluate the statistical influence of parameters: temperature, solvent volume and sample volume in the microwave-assisted extraction of organochlorine contaminants present in biofertilizer samples obtained from liquid humus and consequently to define the best conditions of process.

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Silva, D. , Landgraf, M. and Rezende, M. (2015) Fast and Sustainable Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants from Organic Fertilizer Using Optimized Microwave-Assisted Extraction Method and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-12. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102049.

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