MUNRO Anaerobic Chambers
MUNRO Anaerobic Chambers
Munro’s anaerobic chambers provide a cost-effective means to work with samples in a tightly controlled and sustainable environment. Sympathetic design features permit fast and efficient working whilst a completely sealed and positively pressurised workstation ensures samples are not exposed to oxygen.
A range of designs are available to cater to the individual needs of clients, including quick access ports, additional environmental controls, a wide range of internal configurations and multiple handling apertures.
About Anaerobic Chambers
The anaerobic chamber provides an oxygen free (anaerobic) environment by forming an airtight vessel from which the existing atmosphere can be purged. First, samples to be worked on are placed in the workstation. Next the airtight chamber(s) are flushed with gas. Depending on the setup cheaper nitrogen can be used to initially purge the system, or the oxygen can be pushed out by the desired mix of gases. With the chamber now holding the desired mix of gases, the atmosphere is maintained by a series of airlocks and gloved handling ports, coupled with a constant positive pressure to ensure any breaches result in a flow of gas out of the chamber not a flow of contaminating gas in. A reactive catalyst sits within the chamber, pulling any remaining oxygen from the atmosphere. Samples can be transferred to or from the chamber by the airlock or a quick release, and the workstation provides ample space to store and process samples within the controlled atmosphere.
Gases in use will vary depending on application and location. Whilst here in the UK we have access to a wide range of gases, it is not always so easy to source these. Munro’s cambers are designed to work with nitrogen, carbon dioxide and hydrogen, in various mixtures as available and/or required. Nitrogen is an inexpensive and safe means to fill the cabinet and displace oxygen. Carbon dioxide provides a stimulant for the growth of bacteria. Hydrogen is used to further reduce the levels of oxygen in the chamber.
Uses of Anaerobic Chambers
Anaerobic cabinets are used for a wide range of scientific and industrial purposes, including but not limited to clinical microbiology, biochemistry, microbiome study, dental study, cell culture and biofuels. With the comfortable gloved access, and handy airlock ports, any work that could be conducted on a bench can be conducted with similar ease in a controlled atmosphere.
Designed and built by Munro in our UK manufacturing facility, our anaerobic chambers benefit from a long history of expertise in the production of precision equipment. The chambers feature everything that is required and nothing that isn’t, ensuring excellent value for money and a cost-effective purchase. As with all of our equipment, we provide fast, stress-free, worldwide shipping.
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