# sample preparation

Safety and reliability
02 May 2019

5 Considerations for Microwave Digestion

Read the top 5 things you want to take into account when selecting the optimal microwave digestion system for your lab.
20 November 2018

Bringing new strategies fully compatible with modern trace analysis

Microwave-assisted digestion of organic samples: How simple can it become? Many papers recently published deeply exploit these instruments when applied for digestions of plants, animal tissues, foods, suet oil and pharmaceutical samples. Discover the most recent literature on the field.
Discover how Total could achieve optimum recovery of volatile elements with the Milestone ultraWAVE
12 June 2019

Discover how Total could achieve optimum recovery of volatile elements

Total Research and Technology in Belgium equipped their laboratory with a Milestone ultraWAVE to facilitate laboratory analyses and analytical developments for their R&D projects. In partnership with Milestone’s application team, the lab developed a new methodology that enabled them to optimize their sample preparation process across the wide variety of sample types they need to analyze.
07 September 2022

Frequently Asked questions for microplastic determination

Two new methods are available to simplify and expedite microplastic determinations. Two experts in the field answer to the most common questions on this topic and explain how the use of microwave technology has been applied to microplastic determinations by two different analytical techniques. Topics include: How microwave solvent extraction can be applied to MPs determination, How to combine microwave extraction to Py-GC–MS, Microwave digestion followed by gravimetric determination of MPs, The use of the microwave for selective digestion
Heavy crude oil digestion with SRC
06 July 2017

Heavy crude oil microwave digestion with SRC technology

Elemental analysis of heavy crude oil is important for a variety of reasons including region of origin, maturity, migration, type, and identification of potential challenges that could arise during the refining process. There are numerous challenges with analysis of heavy crude oil with most being centered on the sample prep process due to the complexity of the sample matric. Microwave digestion has been used to overcome these challenges.
16 May 2022

ISO 21392: a turning point in heavy metals analysis of cosmetic products

The new ISO 21392 method for the determination of heavy metals in cosmetic products via ICP-MS came into effect. This new method is a key asset as it guides laboratories toward a universal method to determine the most common traces such as chromium, cobalt, arsenic, nickel, cadmium, antimony, and lead in finished cosmetics. The procedure describes the use of microwave digestion in combination with ICP-MS to expedite and simplify cosmetics analyses, whilst ensuring higher quality. Discover the main strengths of the method and the process for an easy implementation.
New Milestone book release
04 May 2020

Releasing the new Milestone book on SRC technology

The book "Sample preparation for elemental analysis: from evolution to revolution" explains how sample preparation plays a pivotal role in elemental analysis and its impact on the data quality, the laboratory throughput and the analysis costs. Over the last 30 years, this technology went through a series of incremental innovations that further evolved technology and intercepted the needs of several industries.
10 May 2022

Sample Prep For Elemental Analysis In The Li-Ion Battery Industry

Improving batteries performance is a compelling task for this industry, and the chemical analysis of battery components is a necessary step. Materials for anodes, cathodes and electrolytes should be fully characterized. Microwave-assisted digestion has become an essential ally for sample preparation of battery materials before measurements by inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry.
Microwave Digestion Resource Guide
16 September 2019

Setting the Stage for Accurate Data through Quality Sample Preparation

The old adage “garbage in – garbage out” holds true for any lab performing trace metals analysis, regardless of industry. Quality analysis and the ability to provide accurate results, regardless of whether employing ICP-OES or ICP-MS, always starts with quality sample preparation.
Superior power and performance for high-volume laboratories
02 December 2019

Superior power and performance for high-volume laboratories

The ETHOS UP with MAXI-24 HP high throughput rotor was designed to process increased volumes of sample types and weights within a single rotor-based platform. That means you can focus on what counts: increased throughput, high-quality data and more profitable runs.