A Brief Introduction of QuEChERS
As an acronym for Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged, and Safe, the method of QuEChERS achieves a variety of sample preparation and clean-up techniques for the analysis of multiple pesticide residues in the field of agriculture.
Originally designed for the analysis of fruits and vegetables, QuEChERS extends its range to more agricultural products nowadays. After being published at USDA in 2003, QuEChERS has gained significant achievement, combining a few easy preparation steps and extending the range of analytes replace the old and interminable extraction methods.
The rapid growth of QuEChERS is driven by the emerging need to determine trace amounts of analytes. And the expansion of the QuEhERS shows that it is not only a method of sample extracting and cleaning up in the lab, but also the solution for detecting lots of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, antibiotics, and other compounds throughout the entire food industry.
QuEChERS is now a generic technique with many modifications. And all modifications have the same mission: quick and easy sample extraction and clean-up.