The best, just got better

ultraWAVE 3 Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) Microwave Digestion

  • Increased Throughput

    A redesigned SRC chamber accommodates 20 – 50% more samples per digestion run.

  • Higher-Quality Results

    Advanced thermal management features provide more precise reaction control and higher sustained digestion temperatures.

  • Simplified Workflow

    Enhanced automation, improved ergonomics, and new easyCONTROL 3.0 software contribute to greater usability and ease of operation.

  • Lower Operating Costs

    Longer-life components and reduced operator time help ease strains on your laboratory budget.

Milestone’s new ultraWAVE 3 provides all the benefits of its revolutionary
predecessor while taking sample prep productivity and performance to the
next level. We have evolved our Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) technology
to further transcend traditional open- and closed- vessel microwave digestion,
while offering no batching, less operating time, and faster digestions.

Our innovations enable a ‘total workflow’ approach to sample preparation
for modern elemental analysis labs to meet their throughput and analytical
quality needs. ultraWAVE 3’s new features will enhance your workflow with
its increased sample capacity, expanded automation, and advanced thermal
management, to name just a few.

The bottom line? ultraWAVE 3 is the superior solution for elemental analysis labs to handle their sample prep challenges.

At the heart of ultraWAVE 3 is a 1-liter high-purity PTFE-lined stainless steel reaction chamber, which serves both as a microwave cavity and a reaction vessel.

Samples are weighed into vials and suitable reagents are added. The vials are placed in a rack, which is automatically lowered into the reaction chamber. The chamber is sealed and automatically pre-pressurized with inert gas, which physically acts as a cap for the vials, avoiding boiling of the solutions, and preventing cross contamination. At the completion of the microwave run, a built-in cooling device rapidly lowers the temperature.

Newly Released


Best Practices in Sample Preparation of Baby Food for Trace Metal Determination DOWNLOAD


Presenting a 'total workflow' approach to sample preparation and examines ways to improve key aspects of elemental analysis such as lab throughput, data quality, costs, and safety. VIEW HERE

Case Study

Leading east coast contract lab, Chemical Solutions Ltd, employs multiple ultraWAVES to meet aggressive throughput and difficult sample digestions. DOWNLOAD

Application Notes


Single Reaction Chamber Microwave Digestion of Pharma Samples. DOWNLOAD


Simultaneous mixed-batch sample preparation for metals testing of medical cannabis. DOWNLOAD


Utilizing Single Reaction Chamber (SRC) Technology for Trace Metals Analysis of polymers. DOWNLOAD

Consumer Products

Single Reaction Chamber Microwave Digestion of various consumer products. DOWNLOAD


Simultaneous digestion of multiple food samples. DOWNLOAD

User Profiles

Witness the many benefits of Single Reaction Chamber technology as experienced by these ultraWAVE and ultraCLAVE users.

4Life user profile

ultraWAVE Removes All Sample Prep Challenges For Dietary Supplement Manufacturer

EuroFins user profile

ultraWAVE Increases Productivity and Safety for Product Testing Lab

CannaSafe user profile

ultraWAVE allows Cannabis Lab to Streamline
Heavy Metals Testing

University of Houston user profile

ultraWAVE Opens the Doors to New Research Frontiers in Analytical Geochemistry

Valisure user profile

ultraWAVE Ensures Drugs Are Safe For Customers For Pharmaceutical Testing Lab

Jordi Labs user profile

ultraWAVE Allows Polymer Analysis Lab to Tackle Difficult Samples for Elemental Analysis

Norwegian University user profile

Academic institution achieves complete digestion of difficult geological samples with the ultraWAVE and ultraCLAVE

Unilever user profile

Unilever counts on ultraWAVE to reach very low detection limits

ultraWAVE Industries

Cannabis Industry
Consumer Products IndustryMetals and Mining Industry
Pharmaceutical Industry
Specialty Chemicals Industry

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