How GREEN is possible?
The Axcend Focus LC® nano pumping system and on-column detector requires very small qunatities of sample and mobile phase solvents for analysis lending it to be GREEN by default. Green chemistry, also called sustainable chemistry, is an area of chemistry and chemical engineering focused on the design of products and processes that minimize or eliminate the use and generation of hazardous substances. One of the principles of Green Chemistry is to prevent waste creation. Traditional HPLC’s are viewed as solvent intensive devices. With flow rates of 0.5-1 mL/minute, a typical HPLC consumes copious amounts of organic solvents. Many of which are hazardous and costly to discard. At Axcend, we offer an alternative with the Axcend Focus LC® that generates only 1.5 mL of solvent waste in a 24-hour period. It is a portable, fully self-contained HPLC weighing less than 8 kg that consumes less than 1.5 mL’s of solvent in a 24-hour period!
· It is completely self-contained so there is no exposure to the user of the environement. There is no need for a fume hood.
· It uses 1,000 times less solvent then traditional systems.
· It produces minuscule amounts of waste saving money and the environment.
The patented cartridge housing the detector and column requiring tiny volumes of sample and solvents: