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The S-3 Solvent Recycler is CE marked.

Solvent Saver System (S3)

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The S3 solvent recycler is ideal for any lab using hplc. Click here for an expanded image.
The S-3 Solvent Saver System (Spectrum Chromatography's HPLC solvent recycler) can substantially reduce the solvent consumption of both analytical and preparative chromatographs. Since solvent costs tend to be a considerable fraction of the budget for an hplc system, the S-3 can significantly reduce your operation costs.

The S-3 uses a sensitive level sensing circuit to shunt the eluant to waste whenever the output from the system detector exceeds a user set level. After the detector signal returns to baseline, the uncontaminated solvent will be returned to the solvent reservoir to be used again (i.e. recycled). Solvent recyclers are also frequently referred to as "solvent recirculator" because of the way they recirculate the solvent.

The S-3 solvent recycler can work with any detector, including UV absorbance detectors, refractive index detectors, and even mass spec detectors.

The S-3 solvent recycler comes complete with the control console, valve, a signal cable, and fittings for 1/16" OD and 1/8" OD tubing.

The programmed level may be positive only (for use with unipolar detectors like UV absorbance monitors) or both positive and negative (for use with bipolar detectors like RI monitors). The S-3 solvent recycler can handle up to a 50% overrange and continuously displays both its status and the signal level. The recycle valve can also be set manually or by remote control to remain in either the recycle or waste position. A unique Q.A. validation signal continuously monitors the valve's position.

Order as part number 142100 for use in the US (operates on 115V) or part number 142102 for use in Europe (operates on 230/240V).

Technical Specifications
Power Requirements 115 +/- 25 VAC, 14VA
230 +/- 50 VAC, 14VA
Line Frequency 45 to 64 Hz
Dimensions (without valve) 8.3 x 4 x 6.7 inches
w x h x l
Weight 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Hysteresis 0 to 9.9% full-scale in 0.1% steps
Set Point 0 to 0.5 V in .01 V steps or
0 to 5 mV in .1 V steps
Signal Input 1 V or 10 mv full-scale (user selectable).
Remote Inputs Contact closure or TTL low inputs for forced waste, forced recycle, and auto-zero.
Remote Output Open collector output to verify valve operation.
Operating Temperature 0 to 40°C non-condensing when left connected to the power mains.

CE mark
The S3 Solvent Saver System is CE marked.

The manual for the S-3 Solvent Recycler is available on-line in PDF format. You will need Adobe® Acrobat® reader to view the manual. If you do not already have one, a free copy of this software is available here. Click here to view the manual (147 kb). The manual is long, it takes about 2 minutes to download using a 28.8k modem. Using a faster modem or a newer version (3.01 or higher) of Acrobat® Reader will reduce the time required.

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