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What is jacketed glass reactor vessel? What does a glass reactor do?

What is jacketed glass reactor vessel

What is jacketed glass reactor vessel?

A jacketed vessel is a container that is designed for controlling temperature of its contents, by using a cooling or heating “jacket” around the vessel through which a cooling or heating fluid is circulated. The jacket has ability to permits the uniform exchange of heat between the fluid circulating in it and the walls of the vessel.

Jacketed glass reactors are designed for reaction and mixing of different types of materials under a specific adjustable temperature and vacuum condition. The reaction lid has different functional ports which allow users to perform different purposes such as adding material to the vessel at a controlled speed, measure the temperature of material, add powder or solids to the vessel, recover the distilled material and so on. The lid is fully customizable according to clients’ requirements.

What does a glass reactor do?

In the chemistry laboratory, especially in schools, these jacketed glasses are used to carry out different kinds of reactions. The way you use the jacketed glass reactor in the laboratory is almost the same as how you can use it in chemistry. This type of glass is unique because it has multipurpose uses.

For instance, just as you can use it in the laboratory, you can use it in the pharma industry, the chemical engineering industry and so on. It almost works on the same principle. The most important thing is to ensure that it meets the specification for that industry standard.

There are lots of reactions you can do with this jacketed glass reactors in chemistry laboratories across the world such as the combination reaction. This involves a combination of two or more chemicals. Another type of reaction you can use it for includes decomposition reaction, where you break down chemicals to their components. Most importantly, you can use them for redox reaction, combustion reaction, as well as double replacement reactions and even single displacement reactions.


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