Is there a procedure for doing a digestion without using a reactor block?

Document ID

Document ID TE6905

Version

Version 3.0

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Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 25/01/2018
Question
Is there a procedure for doing a digestion without using a reactor block?
Summary
Hot plate digestion procedure.
Answer
There are some digestion procedures outlined in the water analysis hand book (WAH). This section of WAH is available digitally: Water Analysis Guide (includes an application guide, abbreviations and conversions, lab practices, chemical analysis, sample pretreatment by digestion, bacteria analysis, and waste management/safety) The digestion procedures start on page 43 of the .pdf, which has page number 41 on the bottom corner.

However, doing one of these digestion procedures is not an alternative to a block digester for methods that outline the use of the digester in the procedure of the method. TNT and TNT+ reagent sets are designed specifically to be used with the DRB200. But this can be a lower cost way to digest samples when a digestion is optional to the procedure or if digesting samples for a user program.