Extremely versatile

SOXTHERM® extraction systems are suitable for all common solvents, and analyse sample weights in proportion to the diameters of available extraction beakers (see Application Data Sheet). Alternatively, 100ml or 150ml extraction beakers with three different diameters can be used.

Examples of applications


Fat determination in food and feedstuffs:

There are applications for numerous foods and feed stuffs.
In combination with C. Gerhardt's automatic HYDROTHERM acid hydrolysis system, SOXTHERM® is an ideal system solution for total fat determination.

Example areas of application:

  • Milk and dairy products
  • Cereals and cereal products
  • Meat and meat products
  • Chocolate and cocoa products
  • Oil and oil seeds
  • Fruits
  • Feedstuffs
  • Lipids in eggs and egg products
  • Diet products
  • and many more

Preparation of samples in residue and environmental analysis

A growing area of application for SOXTHERM® extraction devices is global residue and environmental analysis. In this area SOXTHERM® is predominantly used for the preparation of samples. With the SOXTHERM® extraction system contamination, e.g. in the soil and in water can be determined much quicker and more accurately than with conventional methods. Decisions relating to the environment and consumers can be made more quickly, more precisely and with a firmer foundation.

Example areas of application:

  • Mineral oil in rock
  • Oil and lubricants as per EPA method 9071A
  • Pesticides
  • Phenols (polychlorinated biphenyls)
  • PCB
  • Dioxines
  • Softeners and additives in plastics and rubber
  • Layers of fibres and textiles on woven fabrics
  • Explosives in contaminated areas
  • Coatings of fertilisers
  • PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons)
  • EOX (extractable organic halogen compounds as per
  • EPA method 3541)
  • and many more

Application data sheets for various common extractions are available on request.

SOXTHERM® is extremely versatile for fat determination, as well as for environmental analysis and residue analysis.