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The benefits of microwave digestion applied on several industries

ETHOS UP microwave digestion system is the most powerful microwave digestion system on the market today. Featuring the highest throughput rotors, stainless steel construction and patented vent-and-reseal technology, ETHOS UP ensures market-leading safety and productivity.

New performance for high volume food laboratories

Enabling high throughput in elemental analysis of several food matrices using the Milestone ETHOS UP with MAXI-24 HP


Demand for trace metals analysis in the food industry is growing strongly due to stricter food regulations such as the recent Food Safety Modernization Act. ICP has been the standard for metals analysis for food, but as demand for lower levels of detection grows, the industry is experiencing a significant transition to ICP-MS. This transition is placing increased emphasis on the sample preparation method. Traditional sample preparation techniques for food include hot block digestion, closed vessel microwave digestion, and ashing; each of them posing different challenges.

Hot block digestions suffer from long digestions, airborne contamination, poor digestion quality, and poor recovery of volatile compounds. Closed vessel microwave digestion has proven to be an effective technique with fast, complete digestions, a clean environment, and full recovery of volatile compounds.

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