Labconco Freeze Dryer - Status: Down

  • Current Status: Down
  • Use Rates:
    • External Academic & Government: $15.00/Day
    • External Affiliated Commercial/Industrial: $15.00/Day
    • External Commercial/Industrial: $20.00/Day
    • External International Academic: $20.00/Day
    • Internal Standard: $10.00/Day
  • Service: Request Service Quote. The Staff rate is $50/hour
  • Building: NANO (0070)
  • Room: Particle Analysis 2 (224)
  • In Cleanroom: No
  • Main Contact: Gary Scheiffele
The Labconco Freeze Dryer 8 allows particles to be dried from suspension without heating and with a minimum of capillary action drawing the particles together as they dry.
*Please note* - Rates are per use. A $10 daily surcharge applies.Latest Status Log EntryMar 23, 2018 - Resource Status Down - Oil spill. The freeze dryer will be cleaned for use next week.

The Labconco Freeze Dryer 8 allows water to be removed from samples by converting ice directly to water vapor. The freeze drying process depends upon a balance between the heat absorbed by the sample to vaporize the water and the heat removed from the condenser to convert the vapor back to ice. The freeze dryer has a -50°C condenser and an ice capacity of 8 liters.