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What is an Evaporation Dish Used for?

An evaporation dish is a crucial piece of equipment used in laboratories and other testing environments to contain samples of liquids that require evaporation. This low dish can safely hold acids, chemicals, and small samples, which are then heated to induce evaporation. This blog post will provide you with a brief overview of what an evaporation dish is and what it is used for.

What is an Evaporation Dish?

Commonly made from borosilicate glass or porcelain, evaporation dishes hold samples so that when evaporation occurs, the remaining residue (a concentrated solution) is contained. These dishes are rounded with a small pouring spout so that any liquids can be re...

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Manual Vs. Auto Hydraulic Press

A hydraulic press is a machine used to exert a compressive force upon an object based on the principle of Pascal’s law. Pascal’s law states that when a confined fluid has pressure applied, the entire liquid is affected by the change in pressure. A hydraulic press is commonly used in sample preparation, whereby the hydraulic cylinder is used to ‘press’ the sample into a thin film or pellet. They are available in both automatic and manual machines. This article will compare the automatic and manual hydraulic press options and the available range from XRF Scientific.

What is a Hydraulic Press?

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How To Choose A Muffle Furnace

A muffle furnace is commonly found in laboratories that carry out high-temperature applications such as annealing, quenching and tempering on small steel components. These furnaces are vital instruments in the industrial and mining industries and play an important role in research and development laboratories where materials need to be analysed. Like any instrument, they have to be configured to suit your requirements. A muffle furnace is no different; therefore, throughout this article, we will outline the key aspects to consider when choosing a muffle furnace. 

An Overview of a Muffle Furnace

When high-temperature applications are carried out in a furnace, the...

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