Dear Lab Guy,
I am looking for a system that can take a sample dripping from a rod that has been dipped into a reactor and not expose the operator to the dangerous solvent in the media. Now the samples are taken by lifting the rod in a ventilated tube with a hole in the side and a 25ml glass bottle is inserted by hand and filled only to a very small part. The bottle gets product on the outside and the ventilation is not enough to protect the operator.
If you have an idea for taking a sample, without introducing shear forces on the media, since its a suspension for making gel, I would be very grateful. My idea right now would require a small (1-2cm2) sample scoop that could be inserted under the lifted sample rod and then enclosed in the same type of bottle that is used today, eliminating the spill on the outside.
Kind regards - David E