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How fast can you digest a sample?

September 11, 2016

The speed of digestion depends on parameters such as temperature (higher temp = longer run) and sample matrix.  In general, MARS 6 can digest a batch of samples in 45 minutes including cool down while Discover SP-D can digest a single sample in less than 10 minutes including cool down. Some methods, ie. EPA and Regulatory methods, require specific ramp and hold times in order to be in compliance which can affect the total digestion time.