About the Specifications of Hawach SPE Cartridges

About Hawach

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The SPE column consists of a medical PP empty tube, medical PE sieve plate, fixed adsorbent (also called stationary phase), in which the adsorbent is imported raw material. The quality of SPE columns provided by HAWACH is stable and reliable, suitable for different volume sample processing, and SPE columns can also be customized according to customer needs. With COA, it is the first direct proof of product quality.

The SPE column has strong corrosion resistance, low impurity content, high recovery rate, moderate flow rate, large adsorption capacity, good reproducibility, high-cost performance, and higher repeatability and consistency than similar products. It has excellent results in the extraction of environmental water pollutants, life sciences, food residues, and animal residues, and animal and plant extraction, etc.

SPE cartridges

With the improvement of analysis level, in order to meet the requirements of sample pretreatment, SPE technology is obviously superior to traditional liquid-liquid extraction technology: convenient environmental protection, good reproducibility, time, labor and solvent saving, which has been widely used in organic synthesis, biology chemical, environmental, pharmacological, food, pharmaceutical, public inspection, import and export testing in all areas.

The various specifications of SPE cartridges provided by HAWACH are stable and reliable, suitable for different volume sample processing, and different specifications for easy method screening. SPE cartridges can also be processed according to customer needs.

C8 SPE cartridges Suppliers Reversed Phase SPE Cartridges SPE Cartridges C8

Packing of SPE cartridge

The packings are usually chromatographic adsorbents and can be divided into three major categories: silica gel (eg C18, C8, etc.); high polymers, such as polystyrene – two Ethylene benzene, etc.; inorganic materials, such as Floris diatomaceous earth, alumina, graphitized carbon, and the like.

The capacity of SPE cartridge

The capacity must be considered when selecting an SPE column. In solid-phase extraction, the adsorbent adsorbs the target compound and adsorbs impurities of the same nature. Therefore, the target compound plus the total amount of impurities that can be adsorbed cannot exceed the column capacity when choosing the column capacity. Otherwise, some of the target compounds may not be adsorbed during the loading process, resulting in a low recovery rate.

Structure of SPE cartridge

Hawach SPE cartridge is composed of several parts, including cartridge pipe, screen pipe, absorber, adapter, sample storage device and other supporting devices. Thereof syringe-shaped column pipe is a carrier of absorbents, made of learn grade polypropylene and provided with standardized dimensions or sizes, can be used in a multi-tube vacuum device. The screen pipe acts as a fixed absorbent and filter solution. The absorber is substances that play a role in separation. The adapter is used to connect the column pipe and column pipe, column pipe, and sample storage device.


Frequently used solid phase extraction cartridges(SPE cartridge) are mostly polyethylene-based injection syringes, which is equipped with two pieces of polypropylene or glass fiber. The two pieces are filled with a certain amount of chromatographic adsorbent-packing. The upper end of the solid phase extraction cartridge is open, and the lower end is a liquid outlet, and the liquid is discharged from the outlet after passing through the adsorbent.


According to the volume of space above the classical SPE cartridge packing, the specifications of the solid phase extraction cartridge can be divided into 1 ml, 3 ml, 6 ml, 10 ml, 12ml, 15 ml, 20 ml, 30 ml, 60 ml, and the like. There are also special-sized SPE cartridges that are produced according to specific application requirements.

From the outside of the SPE cartridge, the classic SPE cartridge is similar to the injection syringe and is straight. Another solid phase extraction cartridge is funnel-shaped at the top, making it easier to load more samples at once in manual operation.

Features of SPE cartridge

1. Easy to use
2. Fast and efficient
3. Multiple stationary phase options
4. Save solvent and high sample recovery rate
5. Polypropylene construction
6. Price-competitive for routine analysis, high-throughput laboratories

Operation of SPE cartridge

There is some general operation process of SPE cartridge that should be followed, specific as follows: first, the activation process, adding appropriate solvents to expand the functional groups on the absorbent and remove the possible interfering substances on the adsorbent; then, retention process.

when the sample substance passes through the absorbents, and the absorbents act on some compounds more than the latter acts on the solvents, these compounds are fixed by the absorbents; and elution process, through the absorbent, the solvent with strong absorption capacity is allowed to break the force between the absorbent and the retained compound, so as to achieve the best separation effect.


1. Environmental testing of water samples (drinking water, wastewater)
2. Separation and analysis of compounds in organic synthesis
3. Detection of residual pesticides in vegetables
4. Analysis of seasoning aroma in food and beverage
5. Surfactants and other industrial fields
6. Detection of gaseous sulfides and drug residual solvents (VOCs)
7. Forensic analysis of fire or explosive samples
8. Toxic analysis, drugs in blood and urine, etc.

Product filters are:
1. Silicone bonded matrix
Reversed phase C8, C18, C18A, C8; normal phase Silica, Diol, CN, PR Grade Florisil SPE Cartridges; ion exchange SAX, SCX, NH2, PRS, PSA; mixed mode C8/SCX, C8/SAX.
2. Polymer matrix
3. Adsorption matrix
Alumina (AI203), graphitized carbon black (GCB), Florisil pesticide residue
4. Special column
Special column azo dye detection column, etc.

Bestsellers of SPE cartridge

A typical application for SPE products: The best seller column: HLB=MCX>NH2=florisil>C18
Among them:
1) HLB and C18 are two general-purpose columns, which can be tried in any project.
2) NH2 and Florisil are two columns for pesticides, which must be used by relevant agricultural departments.
3) MCX is currently a popular item, as the daily news report of melamine and clenbuterol is based on MCX to detect. NH2, FLorisil, C18 are 6ml. 60mg/3ml is the most common one for HLB and MCX.

Please contact HAWACH for details.