The operation of CEM MARS-X is based on the principle that combines the speed of microwave heating and closed vessel technology to achieve elevated temperatures under controlled conditions. The system is equipped with an inboard pressure and temperature control system for regulating sample extraction condition via magnetron power output control. This design accelerates the extraction efficiency for subsequent analysis. The technology provides environmental and economic benefits over conventional solvent extraction methods.
The CEM MARS-X is intended for the extraction of organic compounds from environmental samples in the laboratory for subsequent analysis using appropriate analytical methods. Applications include extraction of semivolatile organic compounds, including PAHs, chlorinated pesticides, PCBs, organophosphorus pesticides, acid, base, and neutral compounds and total petroleum hydrocarbons from soil, sediments and sludge