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Journal of Automated Methods and Management in Chemistry
Volume 25 (2003), Issue 6, Pages 129-132

Development of a heating reactor for a continuous flow-through application in urea measurement

Central Scientific Instruments Organisation, Chandigarh 160030, India

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In most biochemical analyses, a flow-through heating arrangement is needed to reduce the reaction time or maintain a constant temperature. A rectangular reactor is described that is constructed of aluminium, is hollow inside and is filled with silicone oil. The glass coil through which the solution flows is immersed in the silicone oil. The heater, a Peltier-effect heat pump, on one side and the temperature sensor on the other side of the reactor body are embedded for heating and temperature control. The brief performance evaluation of the reactor is discussed by measuring the absorbance of urea concentration at different temperatures.