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Facilities

Laboratory Instruments & Facilities

Objective

  • To provide a central facility of latest and Advanced Analytical Instruments for research in the areas of Material Science and Energy.
  • To provide research assistance to various researchers from MGU, other academic/ research institutes and private companies/ industries.
  • Continuously upgrade and maintain state- of- art research facility for excellence in research.

1.     Magnetic stirrer with hot plate, Make: IKA

The Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate by IKA is a laboratory instrument that is designed for mixing and heating liquid solutions simultaneously. This device comes with a powerful magnetic stirring motor, which is capable of agitating liquids in a controlled manner. The hot plate, on the other hand, provides a stable heating platform for the vessel containing the liquid. The IKA Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate is made with high-quality materials, making it durable and resistant to corrosion. It has a maximum stirring speed of 1100 RPM, which is adjustable to suit the user’s needs. The device also has a maximum temperature range of 340 °C, with an accuracy of ± 1 °C, making it suitable for a wide range of applications.

The instrument is equipped with a digital display that shows the temperature and stirring speed, making it easy for the user to monitor the progress of the experiment. Additionally, the device has a safety feature that automatically shuts off the heating element if the temperature exceeds the set limit, protecting the user and the sample. The IKA Magnetic Stirrer with Hot Plate is user-friendly, easy to clean, and requires minimal maintenance. It is widely used in scientific research, pharmaceuticals, food processing, and other industries that require the mixing and heating of liquids.

2.     Hydrothermal autoclave 250ml

A hydrothermal autoclave is a laboratory device that is used to conduct chemical reactions at high temperatures and pressures. The autoclave consists of a stainless-steel container with a lid that can be sealed tightly to prevent the escape of gases or liquids. The hydrothermal autoclave operates by filling the container with a sample solution or mixture, and then subjecting it to high temperatures and pressures using an external heat source. This process allows for the creation of a unique environment in which reactions can occur that are not possible under normal atmospheric conditions.

The 250ml capacity of the autoclave makes it ideal for conducting small-scale experiments, such as testing the effects of temperature and pressure on a specific chemical reaction or synthesizing small quantities of a new material. Overall, the hydrothermal autoclave 250ml is a versatile and useful tool for researchers in various fields, including materials science, chemistry, and biology, who are interested in exploring the properties and behaviour of materials under extreme conditions.

3.     Oil Bath, Eltek

An oil bath is designed to provide a constant and uniform temperature environment for experiments that require heating at a controlled temperature. It consists of a heating mantle, a glass flask, and a heating element that is immersed in a bath of heat transfer oil. The heating mantle is made of high-quality insulating material that ensures uniform heat distribution and prevents heat loss.

The oil bath has a temperature range of up to 300°C, which can be adjusted using a digital controller that regulates the power supply to the heating element. The controller also has an LED display that shows the set temperature and the actual temperature of the oil bath. The 1L capacity oil bath is perfect for small-scale experiments that require heating of small samples, such as in chemistry, biology, and material science research. It is often used for applications like sample preparation, extraction, and analysis. The oil bath is easy to clean and maintain, making it a reliable piece of laboratory equipment for research.

4.     Probe sonicator, Rivotek

A probe sonicator, also known as an ultrasonic homogenizer or ultrasonic probe, is a laboratory instrument that uses high-frequency sound waves to break down and homogenize samples. The Rivotek probe sonicator is a specific brand of probe sonicator that is known for its high-quality performance and durability. The Rivotek probe sonicator uses ultrasonic waves to break down samples, which can be used for a variety of applications such as cell disruption, emulsification, and dispersion. The instrument consists of a generator that produces high-frequency electrical signals, which are then converted into mechanical vibrations by a piezoelectric transducer.

The mechanical vibrations are then transmitted to a titanium or stainless-steel probe, which is immersed in the sample. The high-frequency vibrations cause the probe to rapidly vibrate up and down, creating pressure waves in the liquid that cause cavitation bubbles to form and collapse. This results in intense shearing forces that break down the sample into smaller particles. The Rivotek probe sonicator is known for its advanced features such as adjustable amplitude and frequency settings, which allows for precise control over the homogenization process. It also has a temperature control system, which prevents samples from overheating and ensures that the desired level of homogenization is achieved.

5.     Bench Top Refrigerated High-Speed Centrifuge (Plastocraft)

The Plastocraft Bench Top Refrigerated High-Speed Centrifuge is a powerful laboratory tool that enables fast and efficient separation of liquid and solid components in samples. This centrifuge is designed for use in a variety of applications such as biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, and clinical diagnostics.

Equipped with a high-speed motor, the Plastocraft Bench Top Refrigerated High-Speed Centrifuge can spin samples at speeds of up to 20,000 rpm, generating a centrifugal force of up to 51,500 x g. This makes it ideal for processing small volumes of samples quickly and efficiently. Plasto Crafts Refrigerated micro-centrifuge with LCD display. Rota 3 and Rota 3R combines the best features of a micro centrifuge and multi-purpose bench-top centrifuge machine (rotor versatility) in a single instrument, giving you the best of both worlds. Numerous rotors for tubes and containers extend application possibilities of this unique centrifuge by far. Versatile and convenient to use the maximum capacity of the Rota 3 is 200mL at an RCF of 29’102 x g.

The centrifuge features a refrigeration system that maintains a temperature range of – 20°C to +40°C, allowing for temperature-sensitive samples to be processed without denaturation. The intuitive touch screen interface makes it easy to adjust the temperature and set the spin parameters for each individual sample. The Plastocraft Bench Top Refrigerated High-Speed Centrifuge is also designed with safety in mind. It features a locking lid and a sensor that detects any imbalance in the rotor, automatically stopping the centrifuge in the event of an issue. The centrifuge is also constructed with a durable stainless-steel body that is easy to clean and maintain.

6. High Performance Micro Volume Pipette, Single Channel, 100-1000μl, Glassco

High Performance Micro Volume Pipette is a precision instrument designed for accurately measuring and transferring small volumes of liquid in laboratory applications. This particular model is manufactured by Glassco, a reputable company known for producing high-quality laboratory equipment.

The micropipette is a single-channel device, which means it can transfer liquids in one direction only. The volume range of this micropipette is 100-1000μl, which makes it suitable for handling a wide range of liquid volumes in small quantities.

One of the key features of this micropipette is its variable volume control. This allows the user to adjust the volume of liquid being transferred to a high degree of accuracy, ensuring consistent and precise results. Additionally, the micropipette is designed for comfortable use, with an ergonomic handle and a smooth plunger action. The high- performance micro volume pipette is constructed from high-quality materials, including a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel piston and a robust PTFE seal. This ensures long- term reliability and durability of the instrument, even with frequent use.

7.     Dessicator with lid, 150 mm, Glassco

A Dessicator with Lid, 150mm by Glassco is a laboratory apparatus used for the storage and preservation of moisture-sensitive items. The apparatus consists of a circular container made of durable and transparent glass material, which is usually a borosilicate glass, and a tight-fitting lid. The lid is designed to form an airtight seal around the container, which helps to prevent the entry of moisture and other contaminants into the container.

This apparatus is specifically designed to hold and protect small items such as chemical reagents, electronic components, and samples from the adverse effects of moisture. This is achieved by placing a desiccant, such as silica gel, in the bottom of the container, which absorbs any moisture that may be present in the air. The desiccant helps to maintain a low-humidity environment within the container, which is essential for the preservation of moisture-sensitive items. It is ideal for the storage of smaller samples and items, while the clear glass material provides easy visibility of the contents without the need to open the lid. The tight-fitting lid ensures that the contents remain secure and protected from the environment.

8. Pharamacy Refrigerator, Model:SC 300 F, Blue star

The Pharmacy Refrigerator, Model SC 300 F, manufactured by Blue Star, is a high- performance refrigeration unit designed specifically for use in the pharmaceutical industry. The refrigerator is equipped with advanced features that ensure the safe storage and preservation of temperature-sensitive medications, vaccines, and other pharmaceutical products. This particular model has a storage capacity of 300 liters and is capable of maintaining a temperature range of 2°C to 8°C, which is the recommended temperature range for pharmaceutical storage. The temperature is regulated by an advanced microprocessor- based temperature control system that ensures accurate temperature control and stability.

The interior of the refrigerator is made of high-quality, non-corrosive stainless steel, which makes it easy to clean and maintain. The shelves are adjustable, allowing for flexible storage configurations, and the door is equipped with a magnetic gasket that ensures a tight seal, further enhancing temperature stability. The Pharmacy Refrigerator, Model SC 300 F by Blue Star also features an advanced alarm system that alerts users in case of a temperature deviation or power failure, ensuring the safety of the stored products. Additionally, the refrigerator has an energy-efficient design that reduces energy consumption, making it an environmentally friendly option.

9.     Analytical balance, Model-SES220C, Saffron

The analytical balance model SES220C from Saffron is a precision measuring instrument used in laboratories for accurate weighing of small samples. It has a maximum capacity of 220g and a readability of 0.1mg. The balance is designed with a high precision electromagnetic load cell that provides accurate and stable readings. It has a built-in calibration function, which enables it to adjust its internal settings automatically, ensuring the accuracy and precision of measurements.
The analytical balance features a large, easy-to-read LCD display, which shows the weight of the sample in real-time. It also has a built-in RS-232 interface, which enables it to connect to a computer or printer for data logging and record keeping. The balance is operated using a keypad, which enables the user to select various functions such as tare, zero, and unit conversion. The balance also has a glass draft shield, which protects the sample from air currents and other external factors that could affect the accuracy of the measurements.

10. Vertical type-20 degree C Frost deep freezer, Elanpro

The Vertical Type -20°C Frost Deep Freezer, Model EFSV 341, manufactured by Elanpro, is a high-quality laboratory-grade freezer designed for the safe storage of temperature-sensitive materials. This particular model has a capacity of 340 liters, making it ideal for small to medium-sized laboratories or research facilities. The deep freezer is designed to maintain a consistent temperature of -20°C, which is essential for the preservation of biological samples, vaccines, and other temperature-sensitive materials. The temperature is regulated by an advanced microprocessor-based temperature control system that ensures accurate temperature control and stability. The digital display located on the front of the unit allows for easy monitoring of the temperature and status of the freezer.

The interior of the freezer is made of high-quality, non-corrosive stainless steel, which makes it easy to clean and maintain. The freezer has multiple adjustable shelves that allow for flexible storage configurations, and the door is equipped with a magnetic gasket that ensures a tight seal, further enhancing temperature stability. The Vertical Type -20°C Frost Deep Freezer, Model EFSV 341 by Elanpro also features an advanced alarm system that alerts users in case of a temperature deviation or power failure, ensuring the safety of the stored materials. Additionally, the freezer has an energy- efficient design that reduces energy consumption, making it an environmentally friendly option.

11.     Autoclave model :7431 pad, Equitron

The Equitron Autoclave model 7431 pad is a high-quality, fully automatic steam sterilizer designed for use in medical, research, and industrial laboratories. This autoclave is designed to efficiently and effectively sterilize a wide range of materials, including glassware, surgical instruments, textiles, and more.

The Equitron Autoclave model 7431 pad has a chamber capacity of 22 liters, making it an ideal choice for laboratories with moderate to high volume sterilization needs. It operates using a combination of steam and pressure, ensuring that materials are thoroughly sterilized and free from contamination.

This autoclave is equipped with a range of advanced features to ensure safe and efficient operation. These features include an automatic shut-off function, a built-in safety valve, and a temperature and pressure monitoring system. The autoclave also has a programmable control system that allows for customized sterilization cycles, and a built-in printer that provides a permanent record of each sterilization cycle. The Equitron Autoclave model 7431 pad is built to last, with a sturdy construction that is designed to withstand heavy use in a laboratory environment. It is easy to clean and maintain, with a stainless-steel chamber and a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to operate.

12. Hot Air oven, model:7051-091, Equitron

The Equitron 7051-091 Hot Air Oven is designed for a wide range of applications such as drying, curing, and sterilization. It has a capacity of 91 liters and is constructed with a double-walled chamber made of stainless steel. The oven uses a forced-air convection system to distribute heat evenly throughout the chamber, ensuring uniform temperature distribution. The temperature range of the oven is from ambient temperature to 250°C, which can be controlled using a digital temperature controller with a resolution of 0.1°C.

The Equitron 7051-091 Hot Air Oven has a user-friendly interface with an LCD display for temperature and time settings. It also has an alarm system to alert users when the temperature or time has reached the set limit. This oven is equipped with a safety feature that shuts off the oven automatically in case of a malfunction or overheating. It also has an inner glass door that provides easy observation of the samples without opening the main door, preventing heat loss.

13. Hot air oven, RHO 12, Rotek

The Rotek hot air oven is a versatile and durable instrument, constructed with a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel chamber and equipped with advanced features such as digital temperature control, timer, and overheat protection. It has a large capacity, allowing for multiple samples to be processed simultaneously, and is designed to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the entire chamber.

The temperature range of the Rotek hot air oven can be adjusted from ambient temperature up to 300°C, making it suitable for a wide range of applications such as drying and curing of various materials, sterilization of medical equipment, and quality control testing of electronic components. Overall, the Rotek hot air oven is a reliable and efficient tool for laboratory and industrial applications that require precise and uniform heating. Its durable construction and advanced features make it an essential piece of equipment for many scientific and industrial processes.

14. Rotary evaporator model: EV11, Equitron

The Equitron EV11 Rotary Evaporator is a laboratory instrument used for the distillation of solvents or extraction of volatile compounds. It is designed to be easy to use and is equipped with several features to ensure efficient and safe operation.

The EV11 has a compact design and is constructed with a sturdy aluminum frame that provides stability and durability. It comes with a 2-liter evaporating flask and a 1-liter receiving flask, both made of borosilicate glass to withstand high temperatures and chemical reactions.

The instrument is controlled using a digital display panel, which allows users to set and monitor the temperature of the water bath and the rotation speed of the flask. The water bath can be heated up to a maximum of 180°C, and the rotation speed can be adjusted from 20 to 280 RPM.

The EV11 is equipped with a vacuum pump that creates a vacuum in the flask, allowing for rapid and efficient evaporation of the solvent. The vacuum pump is connected to a condenser that cools the evaporated solvent, condensing it back into liquid form, which then flows into the receiving flask. The instrument also features a safety system that automatically shuts off the machine in case of any malfunctions or overheating. Additionally, it has a built-in lift mechanism that allows users to easily remove the evaporating flask for cleaning or replacement.

15.     Digital micrometer 0-25 mm,0.001 mm model :293-821-30, Mitutoyo

The Mitutoyo 293-821-30 Digital Micrometer is a precision measuring instrument designed for accurate measurement of small distances up to 25mm with a resolution of 0.001mm. It is a high-quality instrument that is widely used in various fields such as engineering, manufacturing, and scientific research. The micrometer is constructed with a carbide-tipped measuring face and a spindle made of hardened stainless steel, which ensures durability and long-lasting accuracy. The instrument has a range of 0- 25mm and is capable of measuring to an accuracy of ±0.002mm.

The micrometer features a large LCD display that shows the measured value in clear digits, making it easy to read and interpret. It is also equipped with a ratchet stop mechanism that ensures consistent and reliable measurements. The instrument has a zero-set button that enables users to reset the micrometer at any point in the measurement range. Additionally, it has a data output port that can be used to connect the micrometer to a computer or other data processing device for data analysis. The Mitutoyo 293-821-30 Digital Micrometer is designed for ease of use and portability, with a lightweight and ergonomic design that fits comfortably in the hand. It comes with a protective case that helps to prevent damage to the instrument during storage or transport.

16.     Mortar and pestle

A laboratory grade mortar and pestle is a specialized tool used in scientific research and experimentation. The mortar and pestle are made of materials that meet certain standards for purity, durability, and chemical resistance. They are typically made of ceramic, glass, or stainless steel, and are designed to withstand repeated use and cleaning without corroding or leaching contaminants.
The 85 mm size of the mortar and pestle refers to the diameter of the mortar, which is the bowl-shaped part of the tool. This size is suitable for grinding and mixing small to medium amounts of substances, and is commonly used in chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical laboratories. The interior surface of the mortar is typically glazed to

provide a smooth and non-porous grinding surface, which is important for accurate and consistent results. The pestle is also designed for precise control and maneuverability, allowing researchers to grind and mix substances to the desired consistency and texture. Laboratory grade mortars and pestles are used for a variety of purposes, including grinding and mixing chemicals, preparing samples for analysis, and making formulations and compounds. They are an essential tool in many scientific disciplines, and are valued for their precision, durability, and versatility.