Cleaning various items used in ultra-trace analysis work is a critically important laboratory routine.
Milestone has developed the traceCLEAN, a fully automated, selfcontained, acid steam cleaning system for trace metal analysis accessories.
Place the items to be cleaned in the traceCLEAN system, program the time and temperature required, then press “Start”. Freshly distilled acid vapors will continuously reflux within the sealed unit, thoroughly leaching any metal contaminants from the items.
How it Works
Place the items to be cleaned in the traceCLEAN system, program the time and temperature required, then press start. Freshly distilled acid vapours will then continuously reflux within the sealed unit, thoroughly leaching any metal contaminants from the items.
After the cleaning cycle is complete, the items are cooled, dried and stored until needed.
The traceCLEAN minimizes contamination. Traditional cleaning methods require soaking items in hot acids, often for several hours. There is also a substantial risk of exposure to hot acids and acid vapors using traditional soaking techniques.To be effective large volumes of acid are consumed and need to be changed regularly. There is also a substantial risk of exposure to hot acids and acid vapors using traditional soaking techniques.
Microwave vs TraceCLEAN Cleaning
The chemical reagents used during the analysis are an important source of the analytical blank.
Sub-boiling distillation has been demonstrated to be the best method of acid purification. It uses contactless infrared lamps to vaporize the surface liquid at a temperature typically 20 C below the boiling point.
Best cleaning quality of all PTFE, TFM, glass, and quartz ultra-trace accessories, including microwave digestion vessels and ICP/ICP-MS accessories.
Fast, convenient and fully automated
Perfect accessory for your microwave digestion system
No operator’s exposure to acid vapours
No cooling water or chiller required