Lab Equipment Applications

• The Shimadzu AA-6200 atomic absorption flame emission spectrophotometer is a piece of equipment used to measure the amount of light of a specified wavelength that passes through a mixture in order to determine the makeup and concentration of substances within the mixture

• The Thermo Scientific Smart2pure 3 converts tap water into deionized water which can be readily dispensed and is ideal for use in the laboratory setting

• The Harvey SterileMax autoclave is a pressure chamber used to sterilize laboratory equipment and supplies by exposing them to high pressure saturated steam at 121 °C

• The Fisher Scientific and Precision low temperature illuminated incubators can be set to maintain temperatures and fluorescence appropriate for the growth of microbiological cultures such as bacteria and fungi

• The Percival Scientific biological incubator provides temperature and lighting control for many applications including bacterial and fungal culturing, plant seedling, and insect rearing

• The Thermo Electron Corporation Precision and Lindberg/Blue ovens are thermally insulated chambers used for heating, baking, or drying substances

• The Fisher Scientific Isotemp muffle furnace is a device used for high-temperature heating

• The ESCO Airstream horizontal laminar air flow hood provides a large loading area in which air is pushed through a HEPA filter and over the work surface out to the operator to keep the workspace clean and prevent possible contamination

• The Protector laboratory hood offers a large workspace with a blower to filter air away from the operator and an adjustable fiberglass reinforced polyester sash which protects against fire and corrosive materials

• The Leica Quebec Darkfield colony counter is a device which determines the number of bacterial or fungal colonies existing within a culture plate

• Petri dishes are shallow glass or plastic cylindrical containers used for microbial culturing

• The Thermo Scientific Orion 3 STAR Benchtop pH meter measures the pH and temperature of a sample

• The Precision Scientific water bath is used to temporarily store or heat materials within water at temperatures between ambient and 100 °C

• The Biolog turbidimeter measures the cloudiness of an aqueous sample

• The Fisher Scientific Marathon 21000R and IEC Centra CL3R centrifuges rotate samples at a high speed around a fixed axis in order to separate substances within the composition by density

• The New Brunswick Scientific shakers are used to mix, blend, or agitate substances held in tubes or flasks. Some of the shakers have built in refrigerators or incubators to provide temperature and/or fluorescence control which accommodates the growth of microbiological cultures

• The Fisher Scientific mini vortex mixer shakes in a horizontal circular motion in order to agitate substances within test tubes or other containers upon contact

• The Lab-Line MAXI rotator provides bidirectional horizontal and vertical motion through a 6 degree angle at speeds between 0 and 25 rpm

• The Osterizer 10 speed blender uses an electric motor attached to a rotating metal blade to break up or mix substances

• The refrigerators allow for the preservation of chemicals, microbiological cultures, plant tissues, etc. which require storage below room temperature

• The Crosley -20 °C freezer is used for storage of soils, roots, microbes, water, and reagents at low temperatures

• The Fisher Scientific Isotemp Basic -86 °C ultra-low temperature freezer has a urethane insulation which allows for reliable sample preservation at extremely low temperatures

• The Fisher Scientific Isotemp basic stirring hot plates allow for heating of substances between 4-40 °C and stirring from 60-1200 rpm

• The Fisher Scientific scales and Mettler Toledo Balance accurately measure the weights of small objects in grams

• The Justrite flammable liquid storage cabinets provide a safe space for the storage of acids and other corrosive substances

• Various Erlenmeyer flasks, volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders, beakers, bottles, vials, test tubes, and funnels are available for the accurate measurement and/or storage of substances