Microwave Digestion Systems
Microwave acid digestion is a technique to dissolve metals, bound within a sample matrix, into liquid. This is achieved by exposing a sample to a strong acid, in a closed vessel and raising the temperature and pressure through microwave irradiation. Both the speed of thermal decomposition of the sample and the solubility of heavy metals in solution are increased. Once these heavy metals are in solution, they can be quantified through elemental techniques.
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