Oct 25, 2017

ultraWAVE allows polymer analysis lab to tackle difficult samples for elemental analysis

Elemental analysis of polymer systems is frequently inconclusive or erroneous if the sample is not completely digested. Together with the Milestone UltraWAVE and traceCLEAN acid steam cleaning system, we have the capability to tackle the most difficult samples while reaching detection limits in the parts per trillion (ppt) range.

ultraWAVE award
Oct 16, 2017

ultraWAVE awarded as the most innovative product in sample prep

ultraWAVE was awarded as the most innovative product in sample preparation for metal analysis

Sep 16, 2017

Unilever counts on Milestone’s UltraWAVE to reach very low detection limits

The ultraWAVE replaced Unilever's existing closed vessel microwave system and doubled their sample digestion capacity without increasing the hours of labor associated with the current sample prep. With the UltraWAVE they are able to digest any difficult sample while obtaining very low blanks and no evidence of cross contamination.

Heavy crude oil digestion with SRC
Jul 6, 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.

Mar 3, 2023

Improved Characterization of Fatty Acids in Food

Food products are routinely analyzed to determine their composition in saturated and unsaturated fatty acids to communicate their nutritional value, monitor their quality and origin, and confirm the absence of TFAs In cooperation with Gembloux Agro-Bio-Tech, University of Liège, Belgium, a new and accurate method was developed for preparing FAMEs from a wide variety of foodstuff using a single-step microwave-assisted extraction and derivatization coupled with GC×GC analysis to identify and quantify the individual fatty acid. Results was also compared with those from two different official FAMEs preparations: AOCS Official Method Ce 2b-11 and Cruz-Hernandez et al. J AOAC Int 87(2) 2004 545.

Aug 3, 2022

Microwave extraction technology enables to process difficult matrices

In this case study, you can read how ACEA (acronym for Municipal Energy and Environment Company) gained advantages in terms of time-saving, application capabilities, maintenance costs and productivity on any kind of matrix, when adopting Milestone’s microwave technology instead of conventional extraction techniques

Jul 22, 2022

Microwave assisted extraction of dioxins from fly ash samples

Dioxins are toxic and persistent molecules covered by the Stockholm Convention and 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 SR-15 eT rotor and glass vial kit was used in this study to prove its efficacy in the extraction of dioxins from fly ash samples. Discover the study that represents a guideline for the extraction of dioxins and furans from standard reference materials using the official method EPA 3546.

Jul 11, 2022

Microwave extraction of hydrocarbons from soils samples. A comparison with iso 16703:2004

ISO 16703:2004 specifies a method for the quantitative determination of the mineral oil (hydrocarbons) content in field-moist soil samples by gas chromatography. Many environmental laboratories use this method daily. Microwave-assisted solvent extraction is a well-established sample preparation technique applied in several official methods. Milestone’s ETHOS X with fastEX-24 eT rotor was used in this study to prove its efficacy in the extraction of hydrocarbon from soil samples in comparison with the ISO method.

Aug 5, 2021

New restrictions as regards PAHs in granules or mulches

Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/1199 of 20 July 2021 introduce new restrictions as regards polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in granules or mulches used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose form on playgrounds or in sport application