Nowadays, after three decades of technological development, it is clear that microwave-assisted sample preparation is not just fast heating, but also brings new strategies fully compatible with modern trace analysis. This statement is crystal clear when working with ultraCLAVE and ultraWAVE instruments. Based on the Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology, these instruments allow reaching pressures of up to 199 bar and temperatures as high as 300° C depending on the reaction vessel.
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What's their challenge?

The purpose of organic trace analysis is to obtain information about the organic molecules present in the sample matrix of interest.
So why is organic trace analysis so hard?
There are millions of organic compounds that have been characterized in the chemical literature, with still millions more that are waiting to be discovered. The biggest problem with organic trace analysis is isolating the single compound of interest from the rest of the organic soup.

We are glad to inform you of the release of the new Milestone book titled: Sample preparation for elemental analysis: from evolution to revolution - The invention, the technology and the benefits of single reaction chamber

The book is the results of the joined effort of the most active and recognized persons in microwave digestion: dr. Werner Lautenschläger, prof. Skip Kingston, prof. Joaquim Nóbrega and prof. Cezar Bizzi.

Since 2014, SYNLAB Linköping invested in multiple ultraWAVE units to help reduce their sample prep bottleneck. These systems exceeded their expectations, increasing the sample digestion capacity of our laboratory by 100%, while reducing costs, and significantly improving digestion quality.”
For the first time the concepts and significance of green chemistry are applied to microwave digestion. The goal of the authors was to produce a text that helps today’s trace organic analyst understand and overcome the difficulties of sample preparation by learning how to THINK GREEN.
UltraWAVE was awarded as the most innovative product in sample preparation for metal analysis
Milestone & Labtech are present at BCEIA in Beijing China with a large booth and a series of dedicated seminars on different applications We are very proud to announce that during the show our UltraWAVE has been awarded as the most innovative product in sample preparation for metal analysis.
Unilever has joined the list of our happy customers!
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