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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: http://appliedseparations.com/scf-educational-grant.html To apply: http://appliedseparations.com/grant-application.html