Microwave extraction technology increases productivity and ROI for environmental testing laboratories



EnviroTest Laboratories, Inc is a full service environmental testing laboratory. Their senior staff has an average of 25 years of experience specific to the environmental industry. Staffed with 28 professionals, the 7000 square foot facility has a complete Wet Chemistry, Metals (ICP, ICP-MS), Organics (GC, GC-MS) and Microbiology Department.


Many of the samples we analyze are soils and sludges for the determination of semi-volatiles, polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB’s), pesticides (OCP’s and OPP’s) and diesel range organics (DRO). To satisfy multiple customers and tests, we need a system that offers us fast turnaround time, while saving us time and solvents.
From the customer voice:
"The handling of the FastEX-24 rotor is easy, saving time and labor, as well as glassware and reagents. The ETHOS X microwave is never the limiting step in taking on higher sample load or new projects."
Alicia Labare, EnviroTest
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IMPLEMENTATION of ETHOS X with fastEX-24 rotor

At EnviroTest, we were impressed with the improvement of the new Milestone ETHOS X with the FastEX-24 rotor over other microwave platforms. Its ease of use and high throughput results in significantly lower cost per analysis. We can process up to 24 samples in 40 minutes with the FastEX-24 rotor. It is easy to use and the opening and closing of vessels couldn’t be simpler. The contactless temperature control eliminates the need for a temperature probe and the use of disposable glass vials saves us labor and eliminates time spent for cleaning. The glass vials are inexpensive and consumable cost are negligible.

ETHOS X for organic pollutant determination

ETHOS X offers superior lab efficiency in the determination of organic pollutants with microwave green extraction technique. Typical applications include chlorinated pesticides, semi-volatile organics, PAHs, PCBs, chlorinated herbicides, phenols, organophosphorus pesticides, dioxins and furans

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"The unique design of the FastEX-24 rotor accommodates increased sample size allowing us the ability to achieve lower detection limits"