Is this Liquid chromatography thing worth 2 hours drive?
March 16, 2010 1:53 PM Subscribe
How much is this stuff worth?
posted by Chrischris to science & nature (2 answers total)
I have a chance to pick up some lab equipment for next to (literally) nothing, but, being a non-scientist, I'm not sure it would be worth my time and effort. I've searched a few surplus lab websites but am still in the dark as to whether the system available is of any value whatsoever. So, science mefites, please help me determine if I should pull the trigger on buying the following:
Liquid chromatography system
Waters 501 HLPC pump, Waters Model 680 automated gradient controller. a Spectra physics SP 8700 solvent delivery system, Waters 991 photodiode array detector, and Vuos A20-diazo control unit. Pulled from service 03-09 but believed to still be functional.
If I don't buy this, there is a very good chance it will end up in the dumpster. If there is value, I would buy and probably donate it, but while the cost is minimal, the driving and time investment might be not insubstantial. Please let me know if its worth the effort.