Microwave Digestion

CEM Mars 6

Model: CEM Mars 6

Location: 017 Brauer Hall

Description: Microwave digestion is a common technique used to dissolve heavy metals in the presence of organic molecules using acids prior to analyze the metal concentrations by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) and, Inductive Coupled Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES). Microwave digestion system can also be used for the synthesis of nanoparticles and for the recovery or ion/particles from biological and non-biological samples through controlled hydrolysis/digestion/dissolution based on temperature gradient.


  • Complete digesting all kind of materials such as polymers, plant biomass, animal tissues, soil and ceramics.
  • Contactless in-situ temperature measurement.
  • Sensors that detect vessel type and count.
  • Hundreds of preprogrammed methods.
  • Easy to use vessels for every application.
  • It is also pertinent that the microwave system be able to digest the sample range from 100°C to 220°C.


  • The microwave method has the advantage of digesting the samples in less than 2 hours and uses less acid than the conventional wet digestion method. Keeping the volume of the acid mixture as small as possible minimizes contamination and leads to lower blank values.

Typical uses:

  • Food, environmental analysis, medicine, biology, agricultural, pharmaceutical analysis, materials, geology, energy, aerosols, metals and the plastics industry.


Per hour rateTrained userBy our service
Other universitiesN/A$95
Industry CorporateN/A$200