Rapidox gas analysers are being used in universities and research centres to meet their exacting needs.
Many departments require gas analysis solutions as part of their laboratory test equipment, such as physics, chemistry, engineering, medicine and veterinary. Rapidox analysers are employed to meet a range of applications.
Widely used within research studies, gloveboxes are designed to create isolated environments when working with materials sensitive to ambient environments.
An inert atmosphere is commonly used to prevent reactions from taking place. This is achieved by pumping an inert gas into the chamber to remove solvents, moisture or oxygen from the atmosphere. It is then possible to work safely with substances such as hazardous or radioactive materials and toxic chemicals, as well as being able to carry out research.
Oxygen analysers are incorporated within gloveboxes to ensure the stability of the environment and to analyse the residual oxygen levels within the inert gases used.
Cambridge Sensotec has supplied Rapidox zirconia oxygen analysers to universities including Glasgow and the Imperial College London where they are used to monitor the storage of samples and chemicals, and the research of solar cells within glovebox applications.
Environmental awareness has increased over the years, leading to further studies into the means and methods of combatting climate change. Carbon capture or sequestration refers to the capture and long term storage of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
A charcoal called biochar is currently under investigation for its potential effectiveness within the process. It is produced through the heating of dry biomass materials at temperatures of 250oC or greater, within a zero oxygen environment.
The Biochar Research Centre, based in the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh, has used the Rapidox 3100EB analyser to carry out CO and H2O analysis of the thermal decomposition of biomass within this procedure.
A Rapidox zirconia analyser has been supplied to the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), for monitoring the oxygen concentration within a breathing circuit.
Additionally, a Rapidox 3100EA has been purchased by the Royal School of Veterinary Studies. The 3100EA in particular is used to study respiration, with regards to the oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production of mice.
Research projects that metallurgists may carry out includes methods of reducing corrosion or the treatment of metals in order to alter their strength. Additional projects may include the development of new prototypes or parts.
Metallurgical research and metal production often takes place within furnaces. High temperature applications require an industrial analyser suitable for such harsh environments. The Rapidox 2100Z zirconia oxygen analyser is ideal for such applications, and has been adopted by the University of Leoben in Austria and Aalto University in Finland to aid with their research.
Cambridge Sensotec is offering a 10% discount to all orders placed by educational facilities between the 1st October and the 20th November 2014. Technologists are able to design and build bespoke solutions, utilising a range of sensor technologies.