The water baths, circulators and coolers are laboratory equipment that is made up of a container filled with hot or cold water. Water baths are used to incubate samples in water at a constant temperature for a long period of time. All water baths have a digital or analog interface that allows users to set the desired temperature.
Applications include reagent heating, substrate melting, or cell culture incubation. It is also used to allow certain chemical reactions to take place at high temperatures. Water baths are a preferred source of heat for heating flammable chemicals rather than an open flame to prevent ignition.
Different types of water baths are used depending on the application. For all water baths, it can be used up to 99.9 ° C. When the temperature is above 100 ° C, alternative methods such as oil bath, silicone bath or sand bath can be used.