Lab Ashing Furnaces
Ashing Process and Techniques
In analytical chemistry, the ashing process heats a substance and leaves noncombustible ash for elemental composition analysis. This process removes unwanted materials making it easier to analyze the ash residue. In a laboratory environment, scientists use an ashing furnace to apply this process and safely heat these materials.
An ashing lab furnace burns products in an enclosure until only ash remains. These furnaces also scientifically weigh the product through the entire combustion process. Scientists use ashing lab furnaces for cleaning products or ash collection for analysis.
Depending on the application, scientists perform different ashing techniques. Common ashing techniques include:
- Dry ashing
- Sulfated ashing
- Wet ashing
- Low-temperature ashing
- Closed system ashing
What Makes an Effective Ashing Lab Furnace?
To heat samples effectively, an ashing lab furnace must:
- Provide the right temperature throughout the chamber
- Withstand aggressive substances during the heating process
- Hold up against mechanical weathering overtime
Ashing Furnace Lab Applications
Useful for man laboratory applications, ashing furnaces handle all types of materials. Sentro Tech ashing lab furnaces commonly heat materials such as:
Learn more about Sentro Tech’s high-temperature furnaces for your lab and production material ashing processes. With nearly 20 years of experience in custom laboratory and production furnace design, Sentro Tech makes the best furnace for your specifications. Request a quote below on your custom ashing lab furnace today!