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Metals & Mining

Microwave Extraction

Leaches/Total Digests & Extractions

The majority of mining operations analyze large amounts of samples during the examination of current and future excavation sites. Microwave sample preparation offers an efficient, accurate and fast method to perform operations such as leaches, total digests and extractions.

Numerous materials may be tested using an acid leach or total digest, including:


Assay Beads


Run Of Mine

Filter Cake

Environmental Protection Agency

Compliance & Regulations

It is imperative for mines to test soil, water, and plant tissue in order to comply with US Environmental Protection Agency regulations. CEM microwave systems meet USEPA Method requirements for microwave extraction.