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Isotope Separation

Isotope separation is the process of strategically concentrating specific isotopes of a chemical element by through the removal of other isotopes. 

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Lab Server

Proton OnSite's S-series hydrogen gas generator is also referred to as a lab server because of its ability to serve multiple laboratory applications from a single source.

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Lift Gas

A gas that can be used to lift a desired heavy and dense fluid to the surface, or higher than its current level. Lift gases can be used in a gas lift valve. Lift gases are less dense and lighter than air and rise quickly hence receiving the name "lift gas." Proton OnSite generators produce lift gas such as hydrogen gas (H2). 

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Liquefied Gas (Liquid Gas)

A gas that has been turned into a liquid by cooling or compressing it. Examples of liquefied gases include liquid air, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, liquid nitrogen.  

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Liquid Chromatography (LC)

Liquid chromatography is a technique used to separate a compound or mixture into its various parts. In order to do so, a mobile phase, a stationary phase, and a sample of the given compound are required. The mobile phase is a solvent that forces the compound being tested to move along the stationary phase. While the mobile phase "drags" the compound along the stationary phase, the different parts of the compound separate at different rates leaving a "fingerprint" along the stationary phase.

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Liquid Supply

A gas that has been turned into a liquid by cooling or compression, then transported and supplied in this liquid state. Examples of liquefied gases include liquid air, liquefied natural gas, liquefied petroleum gas, and liquid nitrogen. 

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Manufacturer

The original producer of a product, analytical instrument or piece of equipment, that our gas generators serve for laboratory applications.

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Material Processing Applications

Industrial operations that require various mechanical or chemical procedures, usually in large quantities or batches, during the manufacture of raw-materials into finished goods. These processes alter the physical state or composition of products and do so through a number of different means including chemical, mechanical and thermal operations. Hydrogen is commonly used to provide a reductive atmosphere in material processing applications.  

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Membrane

A barrier which allows specific elements or compounds to permeate, while other elements, compounds, or impurities, are separated or filtered. The barriers (membranes) in our systems allow for elements to permeate, while other elements, compounds, or impurities, are removed.

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Membrane Technology

Compressed air is forced into a vessel containing a hollow tube in the middle surrounded by a polymeric hollow fiber. These hollow fibers selectively permeate O2, water vapor and other impurities out of its side walls, allowing N2 to flow through its center and emerge as product.  
· No electrical requirement 
· Silent operation  
· Compact, no moving parts

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