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Minimizing Wastage with Waterless Air Condensers

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Chemistry labs, seeking to minimize water wastage, are electing to replace Liebig-style water condensers with waterless air condenser, such as the Asynt CondenSyn, for both reflux and distillation reactions.

Synthetic experiments often include reflux and distillation steps, making a reflux condenser an essential tool for both research and teaching chemistry. Traditional condensers, cooled by a circulating fluid, are effective and widely used; however, they are often operated directly with tap water. This not only creates an environmental and cost issue, but also increases the risk of a laboratory flood. The Asynt CondenSyn air condenser aims to negate the need for any recirculating coolant during standard reflux and distillation conditions, potentially saving time, money and water.

The CondenSyn waterless air condenser's design uses a special borosilicate glass manufacturing technique and this, together with a proprietary multiple hyperbolic profile, aims to ensure optimum heat removal as vapors pass along its length. Offering clear visibility of ongoing experimental reflux, the Asynt CondenSyn is designed to be easy to clean and maintain, whilst the incorporation of a non-roll feature is intended to prevent accidents if left on a lab bench. Asynt offers a range of CondenSyn to suit different capacity round bottom flasks.