Desiccation is the process of removing moisture from a solid and maintaining a dry environment for materials that are sensitive to humidity. There are various types of desiccation device, each with different characteristics.
A vacuum desiccator connects to a laboratory vacuum pump which removes moisture and air from the chamber. It is especially suited for materials that require dust-free, totally dry storage. The desiccator features a connection port for the pump and is designed to provide a tight seal while withstanding the depth of vacuum generated by the pump.
Considerations for selecting the optimal pump include:
- Oil-free operation with excellent chemical compatibility
- Ability to process wet vapors
- Ultimate depth of vacuum
- Flow rate in proportion to the system volume
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