Vortex Fluidic Device
Due to popular demand Vortex Fluidic Technologies are currently preparing for a limited production run of Vortex Fluidic Devices to be shipped in Q4 2015. This first batch of devices will be produced as third-generation prototypes made available for sale to customers at research institutions, and a limited number will be available for sale to commercial partners.
Each device will be precision machined in the same workshop that created the second generation Vortex Fluidic Device, overseen and approved by lead inventor and senior Flinders University research scientist Professor Colin Raston, and be constructed and equipped to customer specifications.
This represents a unique opportunity for those research groups wanting to acquire preproduction Vortex Fluidic Device prototypes up to 18 months earlier than would otherwise be possible, in order to enable the exploration and development of novel synthetic processes in organic chemistry.
As can be seen with the current list of examples, the Vortex Fluidic Device will allow you to:
· Refold misshapen proteins
· Process oily fluids
· Modify the composition of wine
· Slice carbon nanotubes
· Fabricate mesoporous silica
· React thin films with plasmas
· Develop a wide range of novel chemical transformations
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please note that these are preproduction prototypes being offered for sale. While the units will have the same capabilities as those that were used to develop the published examples the buyer should be aware that they (i) they do not represent the final design, (ii) standard operating procedures may be incomplete, (iii) they may require additional safety measures to be employed at the customer’s site, and (iv) they may require on-site optimization by the customer before reaching full functional capabilities. Professor Raston’s research team will endeavor to provide advice and direction on these areas to assist customers as needed.
To order one of the first Vortex Fluidic Devices offered for sale externally please review the information on different attachments for the device and contact us for additional ordering information. Please see the video below for a conceptual overview of the functioning of the VFD, its operation, and scale-up.
The Vortex Fluidic Technology has been designed and developed with flexibility in mind. This is achieved via a modular, extensible architecture that allows other capabilities – in the form of attachments – to be added to the basic functional unit of each Vortex Fluidic Device. Some of these possible attachments and additional inputs include:
· Vibrational modes & Faraday waves
· Heating / Cooling
· Magnetic Fields
· Real time UV-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy
Other field effects are being developed to expand the capability and versatility of the VFD.
The attachments allow different energy inputs into thin films being processed by a Vortex Fluidic Device and this permits different types of processing to be performed under different conditions, depending on the nature of the application. The user will appreciate that depending on the attachment being used a Vortex Fluidic Device might be used for both continuous synthetic processing and real-time analytical measurement.