Advanced Microwave Extraction System for Environmental Laboratories
Microwave-assisted solvent extraction 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.
Designed by you. Developed for you.
Determination of organic pollutants in environmental matrices is a common task for thousands of laboratories worldwide, as it leads to controlling and protecting our environment from high levels of contaminants. This analysis is often done to evaluate the effectiveness of a remediation process, to assess the contamination in waste, in waste landfills and for general environmental monitoring. Therefore, every day environmental laboratories deal with several challenges to ensure high quality data and fast turnaround time while maintaining their competitiveness.
Extraction of pollutants from solid matrices is often performed with techniques that limit the productivity and have high running costs. Many laboratories still use the Soxhlet method that was developed in 1879!
Milestone listened to the needs of environmental laboratory professionals by developing the ETHOS™ X with the fastEX-24 rotor, which allows for simultaneous extraction of 24 samples in 40 minutes with minimal solvent usage. By using large volume disposable glass vials, the fastEX-24 rotor simplifies handling and allows to achieve lower detection limits.
24 samples in 40 minutes.
Superior return of investment.
Substantial reduction in solvent.
Disposable glass vials.
Consintency & Reproducibility.
Consistent and reproducible results.
Safety & Reliability.
EASE OF USE WITH DISPOSABLE GLASS VIALS
The ETHOS X operation is simple: samples are loaded into large volume disposable glass vials with appropriate solvent mixture, placed into the Weflon vessel and sealed. 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.