Funnels, which are the most used in industrial laboratory environments and are generally accepted as indispensable equipment, are used for many different purposes and processes. These products are among the equipment that must be present, especially in occupational health and safety, within the scope of providing a safe working environment.
Funnels, which are used to safely filter the prepared solutions or transfer them from one container to another, have a wide range of uses.
What is a Funnel?
The funnel, which is preferred in many areas in daily life, is the product that is preferred especially for transferring liquids from one container to another container, preventing them from scattering and transferring them safely. The funnel, which is used in industrial and laboratory environments, is generally used to transfer the solutions that are intended to be transferred in these environments.
It is very important to determine the laboratory funnels, which are generally produced using plastic and glass materials, according to the solutions to be used in these 2 different forms. Since some solutions react with plastic raw materials, a glass funnel must be used during the transfer of these solutions, and a plastic funnel must be used for chemicals that are dangerous to be transferred using a glass funnel.
At this point, while transferring 2 liquids from any container with a wide mouth to a container with a narrower mouth during the filtration process, it prevents any overflow and reveals this process quite easily.
At this point, they are used to transfer not only liquid substances, but also chemical substances in powder form from one container to another.
Life funnels, which have 2 types as ordinary funnels and quantitative funnels, are generally preferred more in laboratory environments where chemicals are used intensively.
What Do Funnels Do?
Basically, the purpose and functions of the funnels are to safely transfer the liquid from a wide-mouth container to a narrow-mouthed container. For this reason, the funnels with a specially designed body prevent the liquid from overflowing or spilling during the transfer process, and the negative situations that may occur during the transfer, especially during the discharge of dangerous chemicals, are eliminated.
At the same time, it allows people to transfer the liquid between 2 doors quickly. Funnels are among the most commonly used equipment during both transfer and filtration processes.
The quantitative novelty, especially the thinner and longer neck structure compared to other vowels, makes it the most preferred one during the filtering process. Quantitative funnels, which also facilitate gravimetric analysis, perform the filtration process faster thanks to the vacuum effect they create.
In this way, the filtration process is completed more practically and at the same time, it provides easier transfer of dangerous or potentially damaging chemicals between two containers.