Researchers, scientists and other laboratory workers handle chromatography equipment to separate chemicals for purification, analysis or identification purposes. The process involves using the equipment to test whether a chemical will dissolve into liquid or stick to a surface. Primarily, equipment used in chromatography separates colors or pigments used for industrial applications. Researchers use chromatographic equipment in environmental chemistry. Forensics also uses chromatography equipment to detect drug use through samples of body fluids, or to analyze fibers or blood found at a crime scene.
New and used chromatography equipment comes as plastic and glass chromatography columns, sprayers, reservoirs and adaptors for storing, separating or analyzing chemicals. Stirring components, temperature controllers, detectors, stoppers and clamps also fall into the chromatography equipment category. Some chromatography methods require gas chromatography equipment, which vaporizes liquids in columns. Liquid chromatography tests compounds by using columns, detectors and ultraviolet light. Gel chromatography equipment separates molecules to test for environmental hazards such as pesticides. If your laboratory requires chromatography equipment:
1. Buy chromatography equipment for detection and testing purposes.
2. Supply your lab with accessories and other components to work with chromatographic equipment.
3. Find manufacturers that offer support, restoration and repair services in case chromatography equipment breaks or malfunctions.
Buy chromatography equipment such as ionization and deionization detectorsLiquid and gas chromatography equipment is also needed for monitoring organic, inorganic, halogen or electron affinity compounds.
Find accessories such as a gas chromatography mass spectrometerOther supplies or accessories should also be considered for chromatography equipment processes.
Locate service companies that specialize in chromatography equipmentIn addition to buying liquid or gas chromatographs, research companies that provide other services such as training or repairing.
- Russian chemist Mikhail Tsvett formed the word chromatography in 1906 while working with plant pigments. Chromatography comes from the Greek roots chroma, or color, and graphy, or writing.