Question: What could be some applications of a hand-powered paper centrifuge?

mimiss asked on April 01, 2019 14:24
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I've been looking at this paper centrifuge designed for use in healthcare: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/low-cost-hand-powered-paper-centrifuge

I'm thinking that something similar could open up new opportunities with our existing kits. Could it be used to separate components of a water sample for spectrometry or microscopy? What kind of force and control would be needed to achieve sample separation? Could a filter be included in the spin column to separate micro plastics by size?



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Love this! I think there are a bunch of use cases, yeah! also there's a number of power drill based centrifuges out there...

This method for extracting #pah from fish also calls for a centrifuge, there wasn't much else on the site about them though: https://publiclab.org/notes/warren/11-25-2013/poster-on-issues-with-pah-detection-in-fish

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Here's another cool hand-powered centrifuge made from a fidget spinner:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Lab-Centrifuge-Fidget-Spinner/

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and one more made from a salad spinner!

http://www.labonthecheap.com/index.php/2018/03/15/a-salad-spinner-centrifuge/

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and a beautiful open-source one created by Pieter van Boheemen in Amsterdam. https://github.com/PieterVanBoheemen/RWXBioFuge

this has been used at Waag Society's open wetlabs (https://waag.org/en/lab/open-wetlab)

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this is so cool :-)

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and a beautiful open-source one created by Pieter van Boheemen in Amsterdam.https://github.com/PieterVanBoheemen/RWXBioFuge this has been used at Waag Society's open wetlabs (https://waag.org/en/lab/open-wetlab)


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