Microwave sample preparation is a worldwide tried tested and proven technique that has been utilized for many years for a wide range and variety of sample types. In the early 1980’s, CEM helped pioneer the field of microwave-enhanced chemistry and many official methods were developed by chemists using CEM systems. Today more chemists trust and use CEM microwave digestion sample preparation systems than any other system available for microwave digestion. CEM designs, develops and manufactures the best-selling microwave sample preparation systems in the world with a large selection of the most advanced technology, options, vessels, and accessories available on the market.
Microwave digestion is used to prepare different sample types such as rocks, sediments,oils,plant, soil, food, pharmaceuticals, sludges, plastics and metals for elemental analysis by ICP, ICP-MS, or AA, which require the sample to be in the form of a solution in order to introduce it into the analytical tool. Acid digestion is used to break down the sample matrix leaving the elements to be analyzed in solution and ready for analysis. CEM microwave digestion systems rapidly and efficiently break down a wide variety of sample matrices leaving behind a clear solution containing the analytes of interest.
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