High-throughput Digestion of Food and Other Organic Samples
9 May 2017
Anton Paar has Reported on an experiment performed on digestion and elemental quantification of the certified standard reference materials using its Rotor 41HVT56 with SMART VENT technology.
Laboratories in food industry as well as in food safety authorities have an ever increasing demand for fast, yet easy-to-use acid digestion of food and other organic samples for trace analysis of toxic elements.
The digestions were carried out in HVT56 using the Multiwave PRO microwave reactor system from Anton Paar with Rotor 41HVT56. The generic method Organic A used in the report generated from the experiment also works for the digestion of numerous food and other organic samples such as:
• Fruits, e.g. apple, grape, blueberry
• Plants, e.g. different types of vegetables, corn, mushrooms, cereals, wood, renewable fuels
• Biological samples, e.g. meat, meat product, leather
• Oily samples, e.g. pumpkin seed oil, olive oil, several nut samples