Quantachrome Instruments' new Aquadyne DVS-1 is the single sample version of the original dual sample Aquadyne DVS gravimetric water vapor sorption instrument. The new DVS-1 model has been developed to address the needs of the smaller materials R&D and characterization laboratories and those with fewer samples to be analyzed.
Water vapor sorption is an important property of a wide variety of materials such as pharmaceuticals, foods, building materials, battery and fuel cell components, adsorbents like activated carbon, zeolites, aluminas and silicas to name but a few.
The Aquadyne DVS series is characterized by its high sensitivity (0.1 microgram) combined with high balance load capability (up to 5g), a powerful Peltier-driven heating/cooling thermostat, easily accessible sample chamber, and now a choice of a single-sample version, the Aquadyne DVS-1, or a two-sample version, the Aquadyne DVS-2.
The two sample version analyzes two samples in parallel in the same RH/temperature controlled chamber - each sample being weighed by its own balance. This configuration provides for true simultaneous measurements resulting in an obvious increase in analysis throughput - dynamic water vapor sorption is admittedly not a rapid measurement! But for those labs that don't require that throughput, the new single sample Aquadyne DVS-1 is a cost-effective solution to their analytical needs.
Quantachrome Instruments, founded in 1968, is a world leader in the design, manufacture, sales and service support of analytical instrumentation for characterizing properties of porous materials and powders, specializing in multi-sample-station instruments and state-of-the-art technologies. This ISO 9001:2008 registered company also offers renowned scientific application support. Dedicated to providing the highest quality scientific instrumentation and product lifetime support, Quantachrome has more than 50 sales, service and distribution offices worldwide