MLS Pyro Microwave Ashing System

Milestone's MLS-1200 PYRO Microwave Ashing System is a rapid and efficient alternative to conventional muffle furnaces. Now ashing takes only minutes, not hours.

The operating principle of the PYRO is extraordinary. A special microwave-transparent ceramic muffle furnace allows microwave energy to pass through and raise the temperature of silicon carbide heating elements inside. Porous ceramic honeycomb frits in the side of the walls of the muffle furnace allow a constant stream of air to pass over the crucibles. The combination of microwave "superheating" and high oxygen concentration from the air flow results in a dramatic reduction in ashing times.

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March 16, 2012