Milestone - Researchers rely on ETHOS X for climate change studies
Marine Palynology and Palaeoceanography research group uses the newest microwave extraction system to study primeval seabed sediment.
The project is exploring the influence of ocean conditions on the melting process of Antarctica’s ice cap during climatically warm periods in the geological past, when carbon dioxide conditions were similar to today’s.
The findings could help predict how, and how quickly, climate change can melt the ice caps.
The ETHOS X with fastEX-24 is faster and produces more accurate and reproducible results than other methods. It is relatively inexpensive, too, because only small amounts of solvents and energy are needed, moreover, the use of glass tubes prevents cross-contamination, which is crucial considering the tiny amounts of organic material in the samples.