To minimize contamination, traditional cleaning methods require soaking items in hot acids, often for several hours. To be effective large volumes of acid are consumed and need to be changes regularly. There is also a substantial risk of exposure to hot acids and acid vapors using traditional soaking techniques.
To address these issues, Milestone has developed the traceCLEAN, a fully automated, self-contained, acid steam cleaning system for trace metal analysis accessories. The cleaning process with the traceCLEAN takes about an hour, enhancing the overall lab workflow. Digestion vessels, ICP accessories, volumetric flasks, and other glassware can be cleaned, even multiple times during a day.