The Drip Flow Biofilm Reactor® was originally developed using polysulfone as the primary material. Polysulfone was chosen due to it’s thermal and chemical robustness. While a useful material, it was found that polysulfone has some drawbacks, including being easily cracked. Because of this, PET was introduced as a more shock-resistant material. While still thermally and chemically stable, PET can be weak against strong acids. With a desire to broaden the versatility of this already widely-used biofilm reactor, Biosurface Technologies has introduced a new material option: anodized aluminum. Anodized aluminum is very corrosion-resistant. It can withstand countless autoclave cycles with ease without cracking, melting, or warping. Since it is a metal rather than a plastic, this new material option can be especially useful during incubated experiments, where the chambers must remain at a very specific temperature. The thermal conductivity of the aluminum makes this very simple. For more information about anodizing, visit the Wiki page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anodizing. If you would like to learn more about this new anodized aluminum reactor body, contact us today!
6-channel Red-anodized aluminum Drip Flow Biofilm Reactor®