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The most common method for obtaining a homogeneous sample is grinding of comminution. Grinding samples has many benefits for sample preparation since it increases homogeneity, increases surface area and decreases particle size which can improve extraction efficiency. Some of the negatives regarding grinding samples are: potential contamination, increase in moisture, evaporation, loss or alteration of volatile compounds or labile constituents, and safety issues regarding grinding.

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