separation agent

separation agent

[sep′ərā′shən]
a reagent used to separate bound and free tracers in radioassay.
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Their focus is on chemical synthesis where the fluid is not only used as a mass separation agent, but also directly affects the molecular transformation.
It entails manufacturing a water-soluble or water-dispersible container; filling the container with a first detergent or cleaning agent to form a first phase; applying a liquid separation agent onto this first phase and hardening the separation agent to form a separation layer; and filling the container with a second detergent or cleaning agent to form a second phase.
Invented by Bhown during his tenure at SRI International, Facilichem's FaciliMax system provides unique access to the liquid membrane compartment, enabling constant replenishment of the separation agent to provide an economically feasible purification process.
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