What is a Rotary Evaporator?
A rotary evaporator is an indispensable equipment for the processes of evaporation, concentration, crystallization, drying, separation, and solvent recovery in many fields, and it is mainly used for continuous distillation of large amounts of volatile solvents under reduced pressure. It can be said that a rotary evaporator has a great number of applications. Specifically, it can be used in the small and pilot experiments and production in the biological, pharmaceutical, chemical and even food-making industries.
The applications of a rotary evaporator are as follows:
1. Biological Application
Rotary evaporators can be applied in biological field for some high technique operation.
2. Pharmaceutical and chemical Application
The applications of a rotary evaporator in these two fields are quite similar. The rotary evaporators are mainly used to extract substances from mixtures and concentrate sample materials.
3. Food-making Application
It can be seen that the rotary evaporators are mostly used to concentrate substances like fruit juice in order to obtain a higher concentration degree. And they can be also used for molecular cooking, which combines psychological cooking skills with advanced technology.
4. Other Applications
The rotary evaporators can be applied in other fields as well. For example, they can be used in laboratories for teaching experiments.
Because of so many applications of a rotary evaporator, it’s quite popular these days.
Can a Rotary Evaporator Remove Water?
Rotary evaporator is widely used in removing water from materials, which is to concentrate substances. Removing water by rotary evaporator is commonly used in kitchen, for example, concentrate fruit juice, which is to remove water from fruit juice. Besides, there are other examples of removing water from substances.