Digestion is the process of breaking down substances into their basic constituents, typically by using reagents such as strong acids, alkalis, or enzymes. It causes the complex matrices of compounds to gradually decompose and separate into distinct elements of interest which can be further refined to be used as intermediate goods or purified for study.
Understanding the elemental composition of sample materials can be difficult, if not impossible, without first converting them into a format that is compatible with specific modes of analysis. Optical Emissions Spectrometer and Mass Spectrometer systems, for example, can provide valuable insights into what elements are present in a myriad of different sample types; provided they
Headquartered in St. Catharines, Ontario, ColdBlock Technologies Inc. was founded in 2014 to develop their sample digestion technology initially for the mining industry. ColdBlock™ Digestion is an alternative to conventional technologies used by laboratories to determine precious and base metal concentrations in samples from their mining operations. ColdBlock™ Digestion is the only digestion technology that
Canada -based ColdBlock Technologies has launched a new ColdBlock Laboratory Sample Digestion Technology for the mining industry, which uses focused short-wave infrared radiation to energise sample particles primarily. The technology, which is claimed to offer a new alternative to mining operations to achieve productivity gains, dissolves solid matter into a solution for instrumental multi-element analysis. ColdBlock’s