Application reports

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Microwave Digestion Application Reports with SRC Technology

ultraWAVE food
Food
Digesting multiple food samples for trace metal analysis at once
ultraWAVE demonstrates to be a great tool for trace metals analysis in food samples due to its superior capabilities in terms of mixed samples, large sample amount and ease of use.
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
Sample preparation in accordance with USP <232>/<233>
Dietary Supplement, Fish Oil Pill and Magnesium Stearate were digested using ultraWAVE and analyzed for the toxic USP elements using ICP-OES.
Metal
Metals
Digestion of PGEs samples with ultraWAVE
Procedure for complete digestion of Platinum Group Elements (Rh, Ru, Ir sponge and pure Rhodium powder) using Single Reaction Chamber technology
Polymers
Polymers / Specialty Chemicals
Microwave digestion for specialty polymers
Microwave technology replaces traditional tools like hot plates and Parr bombs to digest these highly stable matrices which have their own set of limitations.
Performance and benefits of SRC technology
Performance
Performance and benefits of SRC technology
The ultraWAVE with Single Reaction Chamber technology overcomes many of the limitations of conventional microwave sample preparation systems.
Cannabis
Cannabis
Simultaneous mixed-batch sample preparation for metals testing of cannabis samples
The performance of the ultraWAVE was evaluated through a recovery study on samples of interest for the cannabis industry, from plant material to edibles, concentrates and soil.
Cannabis
Petrochemical
New Approaches in Sample Prep for Precise Multielement Analysis of Crude Oils and Refined Petroleums
A comprehensive elemental list may lead to more sophisticated applications of elemental analysis for crude oil and derivatives with benefits extending from exploration to refining.

Microwave Digestion
Application Reports

Agriculture
Environmental
Digestion of agriculture samples for trace metal analysis
A recovery study on certified reference fertilizer materials has been performed to prove the efficacy of the ETHOS UP in sample preparation for metal analysis.
Cannabis
Cannabis
Heavy metals determination in cannabis plant, concentrates and edibles
This application report evaluates the digestion quality of the following certified reference materials: NIST 1577c: Bovine Liver and TORT-3: Lobster Hepatopancreas.
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
Digestion of pharmaceutical samples for trace metal analysis
Sample preparation for trace metal analysis of pharmaceutical matrices, using microwave digestion system
Biological
Biological
Preparation of biological samples for trace metal analysis using ultrapure quartz inserts
The objective is completing a digestion of biological sample (with an internal standard), with a maximum of 2mL of nitric acid and to verify the recoveries.
Polymers
Polymers
Digestion of polymer samples using ultrapure quartz inserts
The objective of this test is completing a digestion of a reactive sample (CRM polymer material) with a maximum of 5mL of nitric acid and verifying the recovery of all certified metals with ICP-OES.
Environment
Environmental
Productivity in elemental analysis of environmental samples
Closed vessel microwave digestion is included in the US EPA official sample preparation methods for most environmental samples. ETHOS technology is perfectly designed these methods.
Food
Food
Digestion of food samples for trace metal analysis
A recovery study on certified reference food materials has been performed to prove the efficacy of ETHOS UP in the sample preparation for metal analysis.
Petrochemical
Petrochemical
High-quality in elemental analysis of petrochemical samples
Closed vessel microwave digestion is included in the US EPA official sample preparation methods for most environmental samples. ETHOS technology is perfectly designed these methods.

Direct Mercury Analysis
Application reports

Benefits of Taking a Direct Mercury Analyzer into the Rain Forest to Monitor Mercury Contamination
Environmental
The Impact of Illegal Artisanal Gold Mining on the Peruvian Amazon
Benefits of Taking a Direct Mercury Analyzer into the Rain Forest to Monitor Mercury Contamination
Mercury
Mercury
A reliable alternative to ICP-MS to gain productivity and ease of use
A comparison between direct gold amalgamation atomic absorption spectrometry and ICP-MS
Mercury in nutraceuticals
Nutraceutical
Determination of Total Mercury in Nutraceutical Samples
Three commonly available nutraceutical samples – Valerian Root, Ginkgo Biloba and Glucosamine Chondroitin were spiked by a solution having a mean mercury concentration of ~10.2 ppb and were run in the instrument.
Mercury in fish
Food
Determination of Mercury in Fish & Biological Tissues
The data presented in this paper was obtained on-site at a customer laboratory while doing a live demonstration. Originally prepared and analyzed via CVAA, the samples were re-analyzed on the DMA-80.
Coal
Petrochemical & Energy
Determination of Total Mercury in coal and fly ash samples
A power-generating company provided eight unknown coal samples. In addition, NIST 1633b Coal Fly Ash and NIST 2691 were analyzed.
Biological
Biological
Determination of Mercury in Clinical Matrices
In this study clinical matrices like blood, hair and urine are analyzed. Ten blood Proficiency Test (PT) samples were obtained from a state agency.
Petrochemical
Petrochemical & Energy
Determination of Total Mercury in Liquid Hydrocarbons
The DMA-80 Principle of operation is fully in compliance with the UOP 938-10 and ASTM D7623-10 method.
Mercury in Environmental matrices
Environmental
Determination of Total Mercury in Environmental Samples
The goal of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the DMA-80 to analyze soil, waste water and sludge samples.

Microwave Extraction
Application reports

Environmental
Environmental
Overcome the memory effect in Dioxins extraction
This paper shows the use of Milestone Ethos X with fastEX-24 technology for extraction of dioxins from environmental matrices, with emphasis to one of the most common challenge of this application: the carryover effect.
Environmental
Environmental
US EPA 3546 procedure for extracting organic compounds
This paper will discuss the use of Ethos X Microwave Extraction System utilizing fastEX24 rotor with disposable glass vials to extract organic pollutants from certified soils during a recovery study following US EPA Method 3546.
Fat
Food
Total Fat Determination in Milk and Milk Products
Unique method for total fat determination of all food and feed matrices for delivering results in a few hours with simultaneous hydrolysis and extraction.
Essential Oils
Essential Oils
Microwave green extraction of citrus essential oil
In this study, microwave was compared to the two most popular conventional extraction techniques for citrus peels, hydrodistillation and cold pressing.
Essential Oils
Essential Oils
Microwave Green Extraction of Frankinscence oil
Solvent-free microwave extraction (SFME) performed by the Milestone ETHOS X family has demonstrated to be the most efficient extraction technique, maximizing the quality of the organoleptic profile of the final oil.
Cannabis
Cannabis
Improving the quality and efficiency of terpene extraction from cannabis plant
Cannabis extract producers can integrate Milestone’s ETHOS X into their process, maximizing the extraction capabilities, and therefore profitability.

Microwave Ashing
Application reports

Polymers
Polymers
Carbon black determination in plastics via oxygen-free microwave pyrolysis
A rapid method for determination of carbon black in olefin plastics
Petrochemical
Petrochemical
Test method for ash content determination in Crude oil samples
Knowledge of the amount of ash-forming material present in Crude oil product can provide information about whether the product is suitable for the usage in a specific application.
Pharmaceutical
Pharmaceutical
Microwave sulfated ashing procedure of pharma samples
The USP chapter <281> describes the methodology for the measurement of inorganic contaminants in pharmaceutical samples, where the adopted technique is the Sulfated Ashing.
Polymers
Polymers
ASTM D5630 standard test method for ash content in thermoplastics
Inorganic residues from plastics may be antiblock, fillers, reinforcements, catalyst residues, colorants, etc. The quantitative amounts of each are important variables of the manufacturing process.
Food
Food
Microwave ashing procedure for determination of inorganic ash in food samples
The ashing test on food samples is commonly used for evaluation of mineral content. Traditional tools have their own set of backdraws, while ashing application are fast, easy and safe.

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