Acid steam cleaning system
traceCLEAN assures best cleaning quality of your TFM, glass and quartz parts for ICP/ICP-MS accessories. Any trace metal contaminants that are present in the cleaning acid stay within the reservoir and do not come in contact with the cleaned trace accessories.
Traditional cleaning methods require several hours and occupy valuable space in the fume hood. The traceCLEAN process ensures greater cleaning efficiency through freshly distilled hot vapours of nitric acid that leach metal contaminants from the items. Place the items to be cleaned in the traceCLEAN, through the rotating design of the holder, which simplifies the introduction and removal of all items. Select the program or create a new one and press “Start” on the touch screen terminal.
The container to be cleaned is placed over a PTFE coated glass rod. Acid in the lower reservoir is heated, and purified acid vapor travels up through the glass rod and condenses on the container, removing surface contamination. This method of cleaning is a preferred alternative to the soaking preconditioning methods for the following reasons: