Microwave extraction system to accelerate solvent extraction procedures with a substantial reduction of the amount of solvent required..

Benefits of microwave solvent extraction

The use of laboratory microwave ovens for organic extraction elevates sample preparation to the same level of sophistication as sample analysis. Milestone's START E extraction labstation is a high-performance microwave-accelerated system with some of the most advanced process control and safety features currently available. The START E system was created to give analysts an extraction platform just as technologically advanced as GC, GC-MS, HPLC, and other analytical techniques.

Microwave hardware

A microwave diffuser located above the cavity grants a homogeneous microwave distribution throughout the cavity. The chassis of the START E is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. The cavity and the door are plasma-coated with PTFE to protect the unit. Milestone’s warranty covers the cavity coating against corrosion for 5 years!

Reaction sensors and User interface

The START E is equipped with the most advanced reaction sensors, including contact-less temperature and pressure control in all vessels, and direct temperature and pressure control in a single reference vessel. The touch-screen terminal runs the Milestone’s unique EasyCONTROL software, to provide simple, user-friendly control of the microwave sample preparation process with automatic and live monitoring and feedback-based control of multiple parameters.

Vessel technology

The ‘vent-and-reseal’ vessels are the foundation of Milestone’s leadership in microwave technology. This patented (US Patent 5,270,010) technology provides the operator with unsurpassed safety and performance capabilities.

Official methods compliance

The START E is fully compliant with U.S. EPA Methods 3546 and ASTM Method D-5258 and D6010