Links to manufacturers, methods and references

CEM Corp. web page for the MARS 5 system.
ProSciTech EMS 820 microwave oven.
ProSciTech E97100 EMS laboratory microwave oven
Microwave Research & Applications Inc. model BP210 microwave oven.
OI Analytical microwave digestion system.
Milestone Ethos PLUS family of microwave digestion lab stations.


Sample prep web

National and International Standard Microwave Methods
Microwave Based EPA Methods
EPA Test Method Index
Safety Notes for Operating Microwave Ovens in the Laboratory


H.M. Kingston and L.B. Jassie, Introduction to microwave sample preparation: theory and practice, American Chemical Society, Washington D.C., USA, 1988.
D.R. Baghurst, D. Michael and D.M.P. Mingos, Chem. Soc. Rev., 1991,20, 1-47

Kingston, H. M. , and P. J. Walter 1992. Comparison of microwave versus conventional dissolution for environmental applications, Spectroscopy 7: 20-27

Kingston, H. M. and S. Haswell, Microwave Enhanced Chemistry, ACS Professional Reference Book Series; American Chemical Society: Washington DC, 1997.

Travis, Steven N., 1996. Seeing is believing: The development of the microwave radar in Britain, Summer 1940. History of Technology (Great Britain) 18: 113-137

More microwave sample preparation literature references

Historical development of the magnetron tube

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