Energized Dispersive Guided Extraction
The Q-Cup technology combines the process of Pressurized Fluid Extraction and Dispersive Solid Phase Extraction in one instrument. You’ll have all the benefits of both techniques yielding faster results. Regardless of sample size, matrix, or use of sorbents, you can extract in only five minutes. This includes the filtering, cooling, and washing process.
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- Fastest technique available (5 minute cycle time)
- 12 samples in an hour (includes washing, filtering, & cooling)
- Q-Cups (sample holders) are easily assembled and cleaned
- Small footprint (about the size of an analytical balance)
- One technology with unlimited applications (Q-Cup Technology)
Energized Dispersive Extraction
With Q-Cup technology, Energized Dispersive Extraction is simple and fast for all applications. Extract semi-volatile organic compounds from soil, fat from food, phthalates from plastics, and many more applications with EDGE.
EDGE vs Traditional Solvent Extraction
Energized Dispersive SPE
With Q-Cup technology, Automated Dispersive Solid-Phase Extraction (dSPE) is possible. EDGE is an alternative to QuEChERS for the extraction of pesticides. This new technology offers a more effective extraction and cleanup for difficult matrices.
A simple solution to a complicated problem.
The Q-Cup™ sample holder consists of just three easy-to-assemble pieces. The unique open cell concept creates a dispersive effect which promotes rapid extraction and filtration. No additional steps are required prior to analysis.
The Q-Cup is ultra-thin aluminum for efficient heating. It’s light-weight and easy to carry.
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Load your samples in seconds.
Just add a Q-Disc, screw on the bottom, and add your sample; it’s that simple.
The simple design lends itself to easy cleaning. A quick rinse is all you need.
The Q-Discs are disposable, eliminating the need to clean.
The EDGE Process
Sample is Loaded
The Q-Cup is automatically loaded into the chamber by the auto sampler. The pressure cap then creates a pressurized seal on the top of the Q-Cup.
Solvent is Added
Solvent is first added through the bottom to fill the gap between the chamber and Q-Cup, this aids in heat transfer. Then, solvent is added through the top of the Q-Cup to wet the sample.
As the chamber walls are heated, the pressure in the gap increases. This overcomes the pressure inside the Q-Cup, forcing the solvent to disperse into the sample.
Extract is Collected
Once the sample reaches temperature, the solvent is dispensded through the Q-Disc, the cooling coil, and into a collection vial.
20 times faster than
most current techniques.
EDGE is fast, uses less solvent, and is cost effective making it the smart choice for every lab.
Solvent Usage (mL)
|Pressurized Fluid Extraction||30||21||$$$|
Your pre-installed methods are just one touch away.
Right on the home screen, you have access to the One TouchTM methods. These are the pre-installed methods that make programming the EDGE quick and simple.
Get better results with one technique.
- Dispersive Solid Phase
- Supported Liquid
- Pressurized Fluid
- Liquid Liquid
No need for multiple techniques for different samples, EDGE is the answer for all extractions, made possible by Q-Cup Technology. No matter your technique, you’ll extract a clear solution ready for analysis.
Its small size is a big advantage.
- The EDGE is only 14.25" wide
You can extract 48 samples an hour with 4 EDGE systems side-by-side on one bench top.
Support for EDGE
You get more than an instrument.
Whenever you have a CEM instrument, you have access to a whole team of scientists and engineers that are ready to support you. We are here to make sure you succeed.
We’re happy to help.