Dionex ASE systems reduce sample preparation from hours to minutes by performing automated solvent extraction on solid and semisolid sample matrices. Up to 24 extraction cells with prepared sample is placed in the cell tray of the Dionex ASE system.
Dionex systems improve productivity by using a combination of elevated temperature and pressure to increase the efficiency of the extraction process. The result is faster extraction times with a significant reduction in solvent use when compared to traditional extraction techniques such as Soxhlet or sonication. Other extraction techniques can take up to 48 hours per sample while the Dionex ASE system extractions are typically performed in 12–20 minutes. Solvent consumption is reduced by 50–90% when compared with traditional extraction techniques.