Friday, July 14, 2017

Order Sorbents Online - Coming SOON to the Applied Separations Website

The team at Applied Separations has been hard at work getting ready to launch a new service - Online Ordering on the website for a selection of filled and empty solid phase extraction cartridges, frits, accessories and bulk sorbents. 

Keep an eye on the blog and our twitter feed for updates!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Spe-ed SFE Prime for Education Grant Winner 2017

Meet the winner of the 2017 Spe-ed SFE Prime for Education Grant. Dr. Scott Wallen of Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida. 

The award was presented to Dr. Wallen by Rolf Schlake, President of Applied Separations, at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference on June 15, 2017.  

Dr. Wallen has extensive teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels including courses focused on organic/bioanalytical laboratory and spectroscopic analysis with sections on calibration and validation of analytical instruments, methods, standards and data handling. 

The grant award consists of a Spe-ed SFE Prime Supercritical Fluid instrument, designed specifically for use in the college classroom / lab, and supporting materials. Visit the Applied Separations website for more information about the grant, and to watch for information on applying for the 2018 Grant for Supercritical Education. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

We Have a Winner | ACS Green Chem & Engineering Conference

After much deliberation and agonizing, the committee at Applied Separations passed along their top three choices to the folks at the American Chemical Society Green Chemistry Institute, and a winner was chosen. We're going to keep it quiet just a little bit longer - the winner has been informed, and will be presented with the award at the ACS Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference in two weeks. And speaking of...

Applied Separations will be at the ACS Green Chem & Engineering Conference in Reston, VA from June 13 - 15. It's a great opportunity to find out more about a wide variety of the green(er) options out there, including supercritical fluids. Visit the conference if you have the opportunity, and explore the supercritical section of our website for more information about Supercritical CO2 - the Naturally Green Solvent.  

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Zoran is the newest SFE in our series of instruments for supercritical fluid processes.The Zoran is perfect for when you need more features and capacity than the Spe-ed SFE-Basic offers, but less than the Spe-ed SFE-2. 

With pressures to 10,000 PSI and temperatures to 180°C, this budget-friendly system is a great way to get started with supercritical fluids.  

Visit the Zoran page of the site for more information.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Supercritical Fluids in the Food Industry

Supercritical CO2 has long been used in the food industry for everything from decaffeinating coffee to extracting fat from foods for testing. It has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to using hazardous solvents. 

An example of an excellent use of supercritical CO2 is in the extraction of Lycopenes from Tomato By-Products. View the application note, and see one example of how supercritical CO2 can replace soxhlet in your process.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Educational Grant Deadline Extended to May 1

Applied Separations has extended the deadline for the 2017 Supercritical Fluid Educational Grant to May 1, 2017
To win the Spe-ed SFE-Prime for Education package, submit your proposal. 

Proposals should illustrate how the Spe-ed SFE Prime and supporting materials will be used to teach Supercritical Fluids in the post-secondary classroom. 

The focus must be on teaching green chemistry with the Prime system and how SCF can impact business, processes, the environment and the overall green economy. 

Research topics MUST be related to Green Chemistry and environmentally-friendly technology and/or processes. 

Applications should include how the use of the Prime and SCF can educate students about eliminating petroleum-based solvents, pollution or residue; or how SCF can be used in nanotechnology.

Applications are due May 1, 2017. More information about the grant can be found here:

To apply:

Friday, April 21, 2017

Applied Separations Mourns the Loss of Martin Fetner

ALLENTOWN, PA, April 21, 2016. Applied Separations announced with great sadness today that co-founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, Martin (Marty) Fetner passed away at home on Sunday April 16, 2017 after a long illness. Fetner was 76.

Fetner’s career began in 1963 with General Dynamics in New London, Connecticut after obtaining an Electrical Engineering degree from City College of New York. Fetner earned his Master’s Degree in 1967 from the University of Connecticut and in 1968, joined Bethlehem Steel’s Homer Research Laboratories in Bethlehem, PA.

In 1987, Fetner co-founded Applied Separations, an international provider of scientific instruments, supplies and equipment for supercritical fluid separations with Rolf Schlake.

“My partner, my colleague and most of all, my friend has moved on to a better place. His methodical innovative manner has been an inspiration to all of us. It will not be the same without him. He will be sorely missed,” said owner and co-founder, Rolf Schlake.

During his time with Applied Separations, Fetner was a key resource in developing multiple lines of laboratory instruments and consumables and holds several patents in the field. Although Fetner stepped away from daily participation in company operations in 2016, the guidance he provided to the company will never be forgotten.

Fetner is survived by his wife, Lana, children, Neal J. Fetner and his wife Sheila of Midland, MI and Erica A. Keagy and her husband Ken of Ardmore, PA; Grandchildren, Hannah and Alex Fetner and Anabel and Kenny Keagy; and Brother, Gerald L. Fetner. He was preceded in death by a Daughter, Deborah E. Fetner, in 2010. Funeral arrangements were held in accordance with Fetner’s wishes.

Fetner’s family has requested that Memorial Donations may be made to the John and Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Attn: Development Dept., P.O. Box 689, Allentown, PA 18105, Lehigh Valley Home Care or Lehigh Valley Hospice, both at 2024 Lehigh St. Suite 100, Allentown PA 18103. 

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