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High Performance Vessels
iPrep

The most advanced digestion vessel
ever made.
 

Overview

The iPrep™ vessel has higher operating parameters than any other vessel and can digest up to twice as much sample per run. Larger samples ensure homogeneity and increase limits of detection, a plus for any lab.

Features

  • Digest difficult organic samples at higher temperatures to achieve a clear digest
  • Digest up to twice as much sample per run
  • Accurately measure the temperature of every sample with iWave™
  • Patented dual-seal design

Innovative Design

1. Hand Torque Tool

There’s no need to use a heavy wrench to assemble iPrep vessels. Our custom fit hand torque tool makes it easy to properly assemble the iPrep vessels, while reducing hand fatigue. One click is all it takes to apply the correct amount of torque, every time; making it impossible to over-tighten or under-tighten the vessels.

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2. Dual-Seal Advantage

The high temperature and pressure conditions afforded by this seal and vessel design provide for the complete digestion of difficult organics, such as PET, bunker oil, organic dyes, toner, thermoplastics, and many other difficult to digest materials.

3. 2X Capacity

In addition, its large 110 mL volume allows for larger sample sizes, as compared to other high performance vessels.

4. Elemental Integrity

The dual-seal function provides for unmatched control of the byproducts from digestions such as CO2 and NOx fumes. These are precisely vented outside the vessel, while maintaining the full integrity of all elements, even volatile analytes such as As, Se, and Hg.

5. iWave

iWave utilizes the emission of light from the sample (solution) to rapidly and accurately measure temperature. It reads the temperature of the solution itself, instead of reading the temperature of the vessel.

 

Sample Prep

Preparing difficult samples
is no longer a problem.

Using only nitric acid, the following materials can be completely digested at the listed maximum sample size. Note that samples containing silicates provide clear and colorless solutions, but with silicates at the bottom

Sample Type

Max Size

Result

Waste Fuel Oil 0.5 gram Clear
Bunker Oil 0.25 gram Clear
PET Pellet 0.4 gram Clear
Kevlar 0.5 gram Clear
Toray Filter 1 filter (0.4 gram) Clear
API with Aromatic Ring 0.5 gram Clear
Rh Sponge 0.2 gram Clear
Toner 0.4 gram Clear with some silicates
(HF would completely digest)
Coal 0.3 gram Clear with some silicates
(HF would completely digest)

CEM - High Temperature Digestions

High Temperature Digestions

Digest organic samples at higher temperatures.

The patented dual-seal technology of the iPrep vessel allows it to reach higher temperatures than other high performance vessels. Digesting difficult organic samples at higher temperatures solubilizes them faster and more consistently, leading to ease in elemental analysis.

The temperature graph shows an iPrep vessel ramping an organic sample to 250° C and holding that temperature for the remainder of the digestion. This temperature has not been possible before iPrep.

CEM - Even Heating

Even Heating

iPrep works with iWave to heat samples evenly.

Measure and control the temperature of every iPrep vessel with iWave technology. iWave is a contactless in-situ temperature measurement technology that is as accurate as a temperature probe without the probe.

The precision of iWave allows iPrep vessels to reach higher temperatures, while the accuracy of the temperature measurement allows the MARS 6 to adjust the power output to maintain temperature consistency of just a few degrees. This tight control ensures that all samples in a batch reach the programmed temperature and yield clear, consistent digests.

CEM - High Temperature Digestions

Method Notes

CEM application chemists have a combined total of over 100 years of digestion experience. Our Senior Chemist has been preparing samples in our laboratory for over 35 years. Here are typical sample categories for acid digestion.

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Agriculture Nutraceuticals
Clinical and Biological Organic Chemicals
Consumer Products Paints and Coatings
Environmental and Regulatory Personal Care (Health and Beauty)
Food Testing Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
Geoscience and Mining Plastics, Polymers, and Oils
Industrial Hygiene Pulp and Paper
Materials Science Water and Wastewater Treatment
Metals and Alloys