Laboratory evaporators are used to prepare analytical and biological samples that need to be dry, and for solvent recovery in many labs.
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Found in virtually every organic laboratory, rotary evaporators are used to remove solvents from mixtures and can often accommodate large volumes.
Rotory evaporators with vertical glass condensers are well-suited for distillation of solvents with higher boiling points, and are narrower, saving bench space.
Diagonal glass condensers are ideal for most standard distillations.
Vortex evaporators are used to remove liquids and concentrate samples using vortex motion, and may be combined with heat and vacuum to quickly exaporate solvents.
Nitrogen evaporators are used to prepare analytical samples for mass spectrometry, gas chromatorgrahy and high-performance liquid chromatography. Samples are dried and concentrated using nitrogen blowdown sometimes combined with heating.
Vacuum systems are commonly used for solvent recovery and operate by reducing the pressure in a liquid-filled container to below the vapor pressure of the solvent causing it to evaporate. Solvents can then be condensed into a separate container.