Have you tried Lab Armor beads?
These smooth, thermally conductive metallic beads can be used in place of water in many water baths.
They offer a simple way to save on water consumption in the lab, avoid the risk of water borne contamination and save on cleaning.
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Rotary vane vacuum pumps are a popular choice in laboratories when a strong vacuum application is needed, but they do need maintenance to keep them running smoothly.
However, there are some simple steps you can follow to extend the life of your pump and the pump oil
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What is chromium?
Chromium is a metal that is widely distributed in the earth’s crust (soil and rocks), air and water. Naturally occurring chromium occurs mainly in the chromium (III) form as chromite
ore, which contains oxygen, chromium (III) and other metals such as iron. Chromium (VI) compounds are produced commercially from chromite ore for a wide variety of uses.
How does chromium get into the environment? Chromium occurs naturally in rocks, soil, plants and animals and land erosion causes release of chromium into water. However the major sources of chromium (III and VI) in the air, soil and water are through combustion of fossil fuels and from domestic and industrial waste.
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pH is a useful parameter which is used across all industries for quality control, environmental monitoring, lab work and much more.
There are 10 key steps which should be followed to ensure pH measurements using a meter are accurate.
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Health and safety legislation demands that air quality is monitored in laboratories where solvents, acids and other chemicals are used. Most of the hazards encountered are contained within a fume cabinet but there are also low level contaminants that do not require containment in a cabinet but make the air inside the laboratory tainted.
Halo has been designed by Erlab to purify the air so that the laboratory has clean air circulation and removes any residual odours from the immediate environment.
Halo is ideal for food handling laboratories where lingering odours can effect test results; wine tasting and tea blending, blending perfumes where the raw materials contain alcohols, histology laboratories, microbiological labs, etc.
Continually monitoring 24 hours a day 7 days a week:
Halo will continuously pull the dirty air in the lab through the filter, adsorbing the molecules that cause noxious odours onto the filer and returning the cleaned air to the room through low disruptive side vents.
The laboratory grade filter system contains Neutrodine, a unique and powerful activated carbon mix combined with a pre filter that captures a large variety of airborne contaminants.
Halo is easily installed in the ceiling with no requirement to connect to the HVAC system. Multiple units can be added to increase the coverage.
A soft band of light surrounding the ceiling unit assures the lab staff that the air is clean. When the LED lights start to pulsate Halo lets you know that it is operating and removing fumes it can detect. The Halo will link to any smart phone, tablet or PC to monitor performance. Intended lifetime of the filter is 18-24 months before it needs changing.
Read more here about Halo Air Purification
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Most laboratories will need some form of fume cabinet at some point. The type of cabinet is usually the starting point of the process, and the choice of either ductless or ducted cabinet is made.
With the ever increasing need to save money and to be environmentally responsible there are other considerations that need to be explored before a decision can be reached.
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The popular range of Azlon HDPE storage bottles by SciLabWare have been redesigned to improve the features and benefits.
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Camlab are pleased to announce that Grant Bio have a new shaker/vortex mixer which will be available from February 2015. Pre-orders are now being taken, so register your interest with us and we will send you a FREE Camlab timer and a pack of micro centrifuge tubes of your choice.
The Shaker/vortex mixer comes in two variants:
Is a high speed shaker/vortex mixer for plates and microtubes and includes an integral platform for a single tube vortex, skirted PCR plates, skirted microplates and deep well plates.
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Most laboratories will have a vacuum pump. They are widely used across labs of all disciplines for a range of tasks from basic filtrations or evacuating a desiccator right up to use with large equipment such as vacuum ovens or rotary evaporators.
The two most common types are rotary vane or diaphragm pumps – but what do these mean and what is the difference?