Environmental sample extraction using advanced microwave technology
19 Dec 2017
The ETHOS X microwave extraction system from Milestone processes more samples in a fraction of the time compared to present soxhlet procedures, whilst using much less solvent.
Typical applications include the preparation of environmental samples, for which a completely new rotor has been specifically developed.
This consists of a 24-position carousel that holds large-volume vessels made of an innovative and unique inert polymer material and which house a disposable and inexpensive 100 mL glass vial.
The ETHOS X has a cavity volume greater than 70 litres and an installed power of 1900W making it the most powerful microwave platform system available for extraction. The system is suitable for US EPA method 3546 and ASTM D5765-05 (Standard Practice for Solvent Extraction of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons from Soils and Sediments).