Smart Evaporator C10 Evaluation: Anon, Analysis Div Chemical Manufacturer

Smart Evaporator C10 Evaluation:  shared by BioChromato

“We are now able to concentrate multiple samples of water and mixed solvents, which had been necessary as a pre-processing step in component analysis, with just this one single instrument!” Mr O, member of the analysis team in the pharmaceutical products division of a chemical manufacturer says 

“In the past, we had to use numerous instruments to do our work—freeze-dryers, centrifugal evaporators, nitrogen blowers, and rotary evaporators—and we had to use different instruments for different samples. . . The great thing about the Smart Evaporator is that we can do everything at the pre-processing stage with just this one machine, no matter how much or which types of solvent we want to evaporate! This has allowed us to reduce the time required for a single operation by over 4 hours.”

“For liquid-liquid extraction, we sometimes use solvents like chloroform or hexane, and it’s surprising how few instruments out there can handle these substances. That makes the C10 all the more valuable.”

“The fact that the vacuum pump requires no oil changes, and that we can perform concentration as is, even with organic solvents, is a particularly attractive feature of the C10.”

“After we actually installed the C10, we were able to handle many different samples with just this single instrument, which increased our productivity as we were expecting. In the past, when using a freeze-dryer for solvents such as water, we had to keep an eye on things for an hour or so after starting, to make sure there was no bumping. Then, we would let the evaporation process take place overnight, but in some cases it still wasn’t finished the following morning.”

(Vessels used: 50-ml screw-cap vial; 10-ml screw-cap test tube. Solvents used: water; mixed solvents such as water mixed with acetonitrile or methanol. Sample volume: from less than 1 ml to as much as 150 ml or so.)