Filtration

Welcome to Camlab's comprehensive list of filtration blogs. Our expert team has scoured the internet to compile a collection of the most informative and engaging articles on the topic of Filtration. As a leading supplier of laboratory equipment and supplies, including filtration products such as membranes and syringe filters, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. Whether you're a seasoned researcher or new to the world of filtration, our curated selection of blogs is sure to provide valuable insights and knowledge. So, without further ado, let's dive into the fascinating world of Filtration.

Cytiva and TerraCycle
Loading...
7 view(s)

Cytiva and TerraCycle

Cytiva have collaborated with TerraCycle to recycle filtration devices to help reduce how much ends up in landfills. TerraCycle was started in 2001 to help eliminate waste by making worm poop plant food from leftover food waste, and then was packaged in waste such as used soda bottles. Since 2001 TerraCycle has prevented over 8 billion pieces of waste ending up in landfills. Image of Terra...
Syringe filters - which one do I need?
Loading...
130 view(s)

Syringe filters - which one do I need?

Syringe filters are used to help filter samples containing solid particles, into sample tubes for analysis. These work by using a membrane with a particular pore size to catch any solids within the samples. The Camlab choice coloured filters are available with two different pore sizes, and in three different membrane sizes. Some of these filters come with pre-filters to catch any large particl...
What syringe filter is the best for my application?
Loading...
97 view(s)

What syringe filter is the best for my application?

There is a huge selection of syringe filters available in all kinds of material, pore sizes and diameters.  When it comes to selecting the most appropriate one for your application this can make it seem like a bit of a minefield. We break the process down into a number of steps to help simplify selection. 1. Match pore size with your application Most types of syringe filters come in a selec...
Vacuum Filtration
Loading...
55 view(s)

Vacuum Filtration- How do I secure the funnel to the flask?

Vacuum filtration, sometimes known as Buchner filtration is used to isolate a solid product or impurity from a liquid filtrate. Any solid product or impurity can be left on the filter paper present within the funnel and easily removed, whilst the filtrate passes through the funnel into the flask at the bottom, to be used further or discarded. Whilst the set-up can be considered simple in itself...
Vacuum Filtration
Loading...
134 view(s)

What is the difference between gravity and vacuum filtration?

There are two types of filtration which are commonly used in the laboratory and it is important to select the correct type for the work you are doing. But what is the difference between gravity and vacuum filtration? How do you choose what type of filtration you need to do? And what equipment do you need for each type? Vacuum Filtration - also known as Buchner filtration - for when you nee...
Filter Papers
Loading...
10 view(s)

Am I using the right filter material and size for my filtration?

Selecting the right filter for your lab filtration will help to ensure you get the desired results. After considering whether you need vacuum or gravity filtration, you then need to select a suitable filter material and size. [caption id="attachment_9504" align="aligncenter" width="300"] With so many types and sizes of filter paper available, make sure you choose the right one for the tas...
Whatman Filter Papers
Loading...
63 view(s)

Whatman No 1 filter papers- why are they so frequently used?

Whatman No 1 filter paper is made of cellulose fibres for routine applications with medium retention and flow rate: The Technical Bit Grade known as: Whatman No 1 Diameter of circles available: [mm] 10, 15, 20, 25, 30,  32, 42, 47, 55, 70, 85, 90, 110, 125, 150, 185, 240, 270, 320, 400, 500 Packs of sheets of No 1: 2.6x3.1cm, 7.5x10cm, 46x57cm, 58x68cm, 60x60cm, Reels of No.1: 47...
Vacuum Filtration
Loading...
135 view(s)

What equipment do I need to perform a vacuum filtration?

Filtration under vacuum, also known as Büchner filtration, is commonly used to isolate the solid precipitate from a solution. This technique is used in syntheses, for example when a reaction has yielded a solid, or in analyses including gravimetric analysis of suspended solids. Although performing the filtration is simple, several pieces of equipment are needed which must all fit together, so...
Suspended solids tests
Loading...
111 view(s)

Which filter should I use for suspended solids tests?

Suspended solids tests are conducted as a water purity indicator, and to form part of discharge consent. The gravimetric method of suspended solids testing requires filter papers to be used, but these must be of the correct grade to ensure correct results. We've taken a look at which filter paper grades are approved for suspended solids tests.   Which filter paper should I u...
Loading...
58 view(s)

Sintered disc or sintered frit filtration funnels - how to care for sintered discs? When to select a sintered disc funnel? What do sintered disc grades mean?

Vacuum filtrations using a Buchner flask and funnel with a vacuum pump are commonly used to isolate a solid of interest from a liquid. Most commonly a porcelain Buchner funnel with a filter paper placed on top is used, but in some instances a sintered disc funnel is more appropriate. But when would you select a sintered disc funnel? And how should a sintered disc filter funnel be cleaned ...
Loading...
25 view(s)

How can I stop my syringe filters getting blocked up?

Syringe filtration is a great, quick method of filtering samples prior to further analysis by HPLC, UV-VIS analysis or other analytical techniques. Some samples which have a high amount of solid particulates in them can block up syringe filters, slowing down the process. GE Whatman have designed two specialist syringe filter ranges with a clever filter structure which aims to combat this,...
Loading...
10 view(s)

How can I cut down HPLC sample preparation time?

The preparation of samples prior to HPLC or UHPLC analysis can be very time consuming, particularly in laboratories which analyse a high volume of samples. Filter manufacturers Whatman have developed a range of unique devices which can cut sample prep time by 1/3, and could even save money too - the UniPrep Vials [caption id="attachment_9638" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The UniPrep V...
Loading...