Microwave digestion is widely recognized as the leading technique for the digestion of samples for metals analysis by GFAA, ICP-OES, or ICP-MS. Since it operates at far higher temperature and pressure than a traditional hot plate, it can be applied to a much wider range of samples, producing a clear digestate from even the most refractory sample types in almost every case. With microwave digestion, the samples are enclosed, so cross contamination and loss of volatiles is eliminated, and use of the highest quality vessel materials ensures blank contamination is minimal – critically important for ultratrace analysis.
With 20 years of leadership in technology and over 15,000 units in use around the world, Milestone is the world leader in Microwave digestion. Milestone is the only company to offer the new and exciting technique of single reaction chamber (SRC) digestion alongside more conventional closed vessel and open vessel digestion. In addition, our unique clean chemistry product range provides the metals analyst with tools to minimize blank contamination in both reagents and labware. With the widest range of products, designed and built to the highest quality standards, and with the most advanced technology, Milestone is the clear choice in microwave digestion.