Microwave Fat Determination in Food and Feed
Fat determination in food and feed matrices is a routine analysis that still relies on outdated and matrix-dependent methods which use obsolete and time-consuming technologies. The ETHOS X offers a new approach to gravimetric fat determination, moving toward a more modern, greener and more efficient approach to total fat, Fatty Acid Methyl Ester (FAME) and free fat determinations in food and feed matrices.
Gain Productivity in Fat Determination on any Matrix
In the ETHOS X hydrolysis and extraction are done in a single step and in less time, ensuring higher productivity and better workflow.
The ETHOS X method for total fat determination is applicable to any matrix; it enables to easily process 45 sample a day, ensures lower cost per sample, offers complete fat determination sand it is safe and compact.
Applicable to any matrix
45 samples a day
Lower cost per sample
Complete fat determination
Safe and compact
STREAMLINE YOUR TOTAL FAT DETERMINATION
The traditional fat extraction methods are very labour intensive and time-consuming.
Compare the performances of the ETHOS X microwave-based technology to those of the Reference Method
Conventional total fat determination methods, such as Soxhlet and automated Soxhlet, go through a multi-step process, that includes long hydrolysis and extraction procedures, while secondary methods are matrix-dependent and require frequent calibrations. The ETHOS X allows to process any food and feed matrix with a single approach, directly impacting the lab workflow.
In addition to the commonly performed total fat determination, the ETHOS X makes FAME and free fat feasible within a single platform. Unlike Soxhlet and automated Soxhlet, the ETHOS X is not installed in the fume hood and saves over 50% of the lab space. Its dedicated exhaust system, the rugged hardware construction, the efficient temperature control, and the up-to-date software features ensure highest operator safety level throughout the entire process.
Improved Workflow & Productivity
Lower cost per sample
COMPLETE FAT DETERMINATION
|LIVER PATÈ (IFIP 1704)|
|ETHOS X (%)||16.29||14.53||6.18|
|ETHOS X (%)||0.30||0.39||0.94|
|ETHOS X (%)||10.88||30.57||58.55|