Essential oils extraction.


Microwave Extraction for Natural Products



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    Intuitive user interface

    Bright, full color, touch screen display with preloaded methods.

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    Superior extraction control

    Most advanced, easy to use contact-less temperature sensor.

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    Highest microwave power

    Two 850 watt magnetrons for a total of 1900 watts of power.

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    Effective and consistent

    Higher temperatures, closed vessels, magnetic stirring and precise temperature control.

The new ETHOS X for the Microwave Green Extraction of Natural Products is available in two different and interchangeable configurations, for fragrances and flavors. The ETHOS X takes advantage of a unique microwave selective heating mechanism to produce effective and consistent results time and time again.

The fragrances configuration is based on the solvent-free microwave extraction (SFME) technology for the rapid extraction of essential oils from aromatic herbs, spices and dry seeds. The method involves placing a sample in the microwave reactor, without adding solvent or water. A cooling system outside the microwave continuously condenses the vapors which are collected in a fragrances glassware. The excess of water is refluxed back to the extraction vessel to restore the in-situ water of the sample.

The flavors configuration is based on the microwave hydro-diffusion and gravity technology (MHG), a new and green method of essential oils extraction from various aromatic plants. The microwave hydro-diffusion and gravity technology (MHG) combines microwave heating and earth gravity at atmospheric pressure to allow flavors to diffuse outside the plant material. Outside of the microwave oven a cooling system continuously condenses the extract.

With both methods, after the essential oils are extracted they can be analyzed directly by GC-MS without any preliminary clean-up or solvent exchange steps.

The ETHOS X is controlled via a compact terminal with an easy-to-read, bright, full-color, touchscreen display. The terminal has multiple USB and Ethernet ports for interfacing the instrument to external devices and a local laboratory network. The terminal runs a user-friendly, icon-driven, multi-language software to provide easy control of the microwave run.

Use a stored method or create a new one with a defined temperature utilizing a sophisticated PID algorithm. Applications, including all US EPA and ASTM methods are preloaded in the terminal so there is no need to input the number of samples or weights as the software automatically regulates the microwave power accordingly to ensure consistent extraction quality.

The ETHOS X features a stainless steel door with an innovative opening and self-resealing mechanism. Should there be a sudden over-pressurization of the cavity, the door slightly opens for rapid and safe pressure release and the microwave power is instantaneously cut off. The door is then pulled back, resealing the cavity.

For added safety, an automatic door locking system prevents the user from opening the door during the microwave run. At the end of the run, the door remains locked until the solutions have cooled down to a preset temperature defined by the user.

The highest microwave power on the market.

The ETHOS X is equipped with two 950 watt magnetrons for a total of 1900 watts, making it the most powerful microwave extraction system available. The system also employs a rotating diffuser to evenly distribute microwaves throughout the cavity.


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