Poster or Presentation Title

Construction of an Automated Vertical Chromatography Instrument

Presenter Information

Ryan Katona, Lynchburg CollegeFollow

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Physics

Abstract

The construction of a vertical chromatography instrument was completed. Currently, chemistry students and professors have to perform column chromatograph by hand. This laborious process is very time consuming and commercial chromatography instruments cost over $5000. Using Arduinos with pumps and stepper motors along with other raw materials, an automated chromatography instrument was constructed for a fraction of the cost. A detailed operating manual, complete with a troubleshooting guide, was also completed. Completion of this machine allows for future students and professors to spend time exploring other phenomena associated with chromatography.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. William Roach and Dr. Jason Crumpton

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Construction of an Automated Vertical Chromatography Instrument

The construction of a vertical chromatography instrument was completed. Currently, chemistry students and professors have to perform column chromatograph by hand. This laborious process is very time consuming and commercial chromatography instruments cost over $5000. Using Arduinos with pumps and stepper motors along with other raw materials, an automated chromatography instrument was constructed for a fraction of the cost. A detailed operating manual, complete with a troubleshooting guide, was also completed. Completion of this machine allows for future students and professors to spend time exploring other phenomena associated with chromatography.