Applications of a Heated Centrifuge
A heated centrifuge is one of the most versatile types of centrifuges in the market. It is used on a wide variety of industry applications, except for the medical field. Many industrial laboratories require testing of liquid samples under high temperatures conditions. However, not all centrifuge models come with heating elements as a standard feature.
Heat is an integral component in studies such as biochemistry, industrial chemistry, and other applied sciences. Centrifugation in these study areas usually require heat application as well, to help derive desired results from liquid samples being tested for different purposes.
Among the tasks where a heated centrifuge is used are:
- Identifying sediments in industrial grade oils and fuels – meanwhile, this type of centrifuge is used in industrial chemistry, particularly in crude oil and fuels such as biodiesel. Fuel and oil samples undergo testing for cleanliness and clarity. The sediments found in their samples usually indicate poor quality and effectiveness (when used in their intended applications), or that there are new minerals that can be derived from their sediments.
- Sedimentation of compounds in food and beverage studies – a heated centrifuge is likewise used in food and beverage studies. Liquid samples of food and beverage are tested for its contents to determine quality, nutritional value based on the ingredients used, and their reactions to heat based on their chemical composition.