8300 Remote TerminalMWD 8300 with 50 containers

Microwave Digestion Range 8300

Elemental techniques such as AA, ICP-OES, ICP-MS or XRF. Most of these techniques, require the sample to be dissolved prior to analysis. As analysis techniques continue to improve and become more sensitive, an even greater emphasis is being placed on methods of  sample preparation that avoid risks of contamination.

Microwave digestion is recognised World Wide as the most robust sample prep technique for AA, ICP-OES, or ICP-MS analyses. Microwave digestion involves combining the sample matrix and acids in a pressurized container and elevating the solution past the boiling point of the acid which significantly accelerates the digestion. Given the high operating temperatures and pressures, microwave digestion can be applied to a wide range of samples particularly environmental, agricultural, soils, food, feed, pharmaceutical products to name but a few. Thus producing a fully uniform dissolved sample simply, quickly and safely.

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Micro-Wave Digestion Model Range 8300

Our model 8300 range offers a sample capacity available up to 50 samples with a user selectable  Microwave Power of up to 3000 watts. The PG Instruments 8300 range of Microwave Digestion systems offers sample preparation of  TWELVE and EIGHTEEN Samples each of up 100ml at one time, AND 50ml with a user selectable power of up to 3000 Watts for 40 and 50 samples.

The 8300 range of Microwave Digestion instruments has the following part numbers:

  • 8300-8312 for the preparation of up to TWELVE samples at one time.
  • 8300-8318 for the preparation of up to EIGHTEEN samples at one time.
  • 8300-8340 for the preparation of up to FORTY samples at one time.
  • 8300-8350 for the preparation of up to FIFTY samples at one time.

The 8300 range has been specifically developed for use with Atomic Absorption Spectrometers, Inductively Coupled Plasma OES and ICP-MS, Flame Photometers, UV Visible Spectrophotometers, Atomic Fluorescence, XRF to name but a few, for fast and easy sample preparation.

The 8300 range of Microwave Digestion Systems are simple to use, user friendly, have an Administration mode, 10 pre-set analytical programs for samples such as foods, waters, agricultural products, medicines, soils, sediments, oils, biological and botanical materials and a further 255 programs for the chemist to use for his own samples.

The method of Micro-Wave Digestion is the very versatile and has been well proven. It allows variations in reagents and methodology, making it ideal for a variety of matrices and elements. The variability of this method also requires a basic understanding of digestion chemistry.

Benefits of Microwave Assisted Digestion

• Cleanliness of preparation environment

• Reproducible digestion,

• Improved QA/QC

• Reduces skill level as a factor

• Greatly reduces preparation time


  • PG INSTRUMENTS MICRO-WAVE DIGESTION SYSTEM SERIES 8300Available with 12, 18, 40 and 50 Quick Assembly Vessels of 50 and 100ml volume.
  • DESIGNED FOR USE WITH ICP-OES AND ICP-MS SYSTEMSEspecially designed for PG Instruments ICP5000DV
  • 8300 WITH 50 ROTARS
  • DESIGNED FOR USE WITH FLAME PHOTOMETERSEspecially designed for PG Instruments FP910

Specification for Model Range 8300

Number of Samples 12, 18, 40 and 50
Chamber Round Oven Chamber Design
Maximum Sample Volume 100ml for 8312 and 8318 models and 50ml for 8340 and 8350 models.
Pressure Control All Vessels Controlled
Pressure Measurement Full Scanning
Pressure Monitoring Contactless Optical Fibre Monitoring
Temperature Control All Vessels Controlled
Temperature Measurement Contactless IR Sensor Monitoring
Vessel material Inner Vessel Teflon, Outer Vessel Composite Peak
Maximum Working Pressure 5 MPa
Maximum Working Temperature 250°C
Temperature Range 50 – 400°C. Accuracy ±0.3°C.
Chamber Volume 60 Litres for 8312 and 8318 and 70 litres for 8340 and 8350
Display 8 inch Remote Colour Screen
Pressure Control Range 0 – 60 Bar
Pessure Control Accuracy ±0.01MPa ).1Kg/cm2
Microwave Power 2000W (0 – 2000W Adjustable) for models 8312 and 3000W (0-3000W Adjustable) for models 8318, 8340 and 8350.
Microwave Frequency 2450MHz
Rotation Mode One Direction 360° Continuous Rotation
Microwave Leakage <5Mw/cm2
Power AC220V (±10%) 16A 50/60Hz
Dimensions 640 x 630 x 590mm
Weight 70Kg for 8312, 75Kg for 8318, 78Kg for 8340 and 8350.

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