Greater workflow in organic pollutant determination with microwave solvent extraction
When "Late" is not an option
Extract contaminants from environmental samples, like sediments and soils, becomes faster and easier with Milestone's ETHOS X microwave extraction system
When determining organic pollutants, most environmental labs aim to improve productivity and turnaround time with an easy-to-implement solution. The sample preparation technique plays a pivotal role in overcoming this challenge. Operations with ETHOS X powered by fastEX-24 rotor are simple and include 3 easy-steps:
EASY TO IMPLEMENT PROCEDURE
1 - Samples are loaded into large volume disposable glass vials
2 - Appropriate solvent mixture is added
3 - Vials are placed into the vessel and sealed
Microwave-assisted-extraction (MAE) is a well-established technique for the extraction of various contaminants from different environmental matrices.
No vessel cleaning is needed thanks to the use of disposable glass vials. No gas loading is required (N2), improving the overall workflow. No maintenance and consumable costs are expected. The initial investiment is limited and affordable.
EASE OF USE WITH DISPOSABLE GLASS VIALS
Providing organic pollutants data with quick turnaround expectations can be challenging, especially when you are faced with diverse sample types, difficult matrices and a high sample load.
The unique Weflon
material ensures homogeneous heating in all vessels,
therefore increasing extraction efficiency even when
different matrices are processed simultaneously,
which enhances the lab's workflow. The accurate
contactless temperature sensor ensures full control of
the extraction cycle in all positions and displays realtime
the temperature of all samples on the dedicated
user interface. The 100-mL glass disposable vials
accommodate large sample amounts of up to 30 g,
enabling lower detection limits with minimal solvent
volume. In addition, the memory effects often observed
with polymer vessels or with other technologies are
eliminated. This is a valuable feature for trace analysis
of challenging species such as dioxins.