Milestone's Extraction Technology helps increase productivity and lower operating costs for Environmental Testing Laboratory.
EnviroTest is a full service environmental laboratory. EnviroTest accomplished their mission by adding a full Organic Department, gaining a reputation as a trusted leader in water and soil testing services for the Hudson Valley serving NY, NJ and CT.

The analysis of organic pollutants and metals in environmental matrices, such as soils and sediments, often includes the filtration step, either after a solvent extraction process or a leaching type acid digestion. The conventional approach to filtration involves old-style apparatus that reduce the lab workflow and occupies valued space in the fume hood. The Simultaneous Filtration System (SFS-24) by Milestone overcome these limitations, improving the lab’s productivity and reducing the fume hood space requirement. The SFS has up to 24 positions and uses the inexpensive Milestone funnels, compatible with all commonly used solvents and mineral acids. This setup is combined with the vacuum pump and the pressure manometer to accelerate and control the process, leading to an easier and faster filtration approach.

Pesticides are extensively used in modern agriculture, which could lead to serious consequences due to their biomagnification and persistent nature. Several governments require their analysis in environmental samples. Microwave assisted solvent extraction is a well-established sample preparation technique applied in several official methods. Milestone’s ETHOS X equipped with fastEX-24 rotor was used in this study to prove its efficacy in the extraction of pesticides from environmental matrices.

Marine Palynology and Palaeoceanography research group uses the newest microwave extraction system to study primeval seabed sediment. The project is exploring the influence of ocean conditions on the melting process of Antarctica’s ice cap during climatically warm periods in the geological past, when carbon dioxide conditions were similar to today’s. The findings could help predict how, and how quickly, climate change can melt the ice caps.