Preliminary Hydrolysis for total fat determination
The VELP Scientifica Hydrolysis Unit HU 6 is the ideal solution for the sample preparation prior to solvent extraction for the determination of the total fat content, in order to free the fat molecules ready for extraction.
This procedure is required in a number of AOAC Official Methods to determine the fat content of food samples such as meat, cheese, seafood, chocolate, cereal flours, etc.
The HU 6 performs hydrolysis in complete safety and handles six samples at the same time in order to maximize productivity.
Fast and safe hydrolysis
The HU 6 is supplied with a vacuum pump that ensure safety thanks to the reduction of acid fumes.
The glass crucible containing the hydrolyzed and washed sample is oven dried before being placed in a desiccator. The crucible is then transferred directly to the SER 158 and SER 148 Solvent Extraction Unit avoiding any possible sample loss and ensuring improved accuracy of results.
Continuous filtration and rinsing of six samples in parallel
The hydrolyzed sample is finally ready for extraction and can be easily transferred to the SER 148 or SER 158 Solvent Extraction Unit avoiding any possible sample loss and ensuring better accuracy of the results.
The HU 6 provides effective filtration and rinsing of 3 or 6 samples in parallel. The valves allow to selectively interrupt the vacuum in each position speeding up the filtration process.
Time Saving: rapid heating reduces wasted time
Energy Saving: limited energy consumption thus cutting CO2 emissions
Money Saving: cost reduction for each analysis
Space Saving: the narrow footprint saves valuable laboratory bench space