Comparing Microwave Digestion Technology

The Best Sample Analysis Starts With The Best Sample Prep

Before choosing a microwave digestion system evaluate the current technology on the market to find a system that best supports ICP and ICP-MS analysis. Milestone offers a traditional rotor-based system, the Ethos UP, featuring the highest throughput rotors, stainless steel construction and patented vent-and-reseal technology for market-leading safety and productivity. A user friendly terminal with EasyControl software has over 300 pre-set digestion methods and Milestone Connect offers remote system control with 24/7 access to technical support and a comprehensive library of content.

For laboratory professionals that require more than a rotor-based system, the Milestone UltraWAVE with Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology, is the clear choice. Only SRC technology offers improved workflow and exceptional digestion quality with no batching required and lower operating costs. With twice the throughput of traditional systems, the UltraWAVE digests even the most difficult sample types simultaneously, offering new levels of user convenience and cost-efficiency. UltraWAVE delivers superior sample quality too, ideal for any application, including USP-mandated metals analysis. The UltraWAVE truly has changed the game for microwave digestion.

All Digestion Systems Are Not Created Equal

Consider these features before you choose a sample prep instrument for your long-term ICP/ICP-MS analysis needs:

  • Throughput

    Twice the throughput of traditional microwave digestion instruments.

  • ROI

    Analyzes samples at about half the cost of other digestion methods.

  • Performance

    Direct temperature and pressure control on every sample.

  • Quality

    High temperature for complete recovery of the big 4 elements.

  • Convenience

    Capable of running any sample type and acid chemistry simultaneously.

  • Efficiency

    Disposable vials eliminates cleaning and reduces vessel handling.

  • Ease-of-Use

    One digestion method for all sample types.

  • Productivity

    Advanced SRC technology ensures long-term, leading-edge performance.

The Milestone UltraWAVE compared to other microwave digestion systems


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