A shaking water bath is a technical piece of equipment that is now no longer used within the science department at Impington Village College. Students today are probably not familiar with such apparatus, but past students may possibly remember using them in their science lessons.
The water bath can be used for a number of different applications, including:
The water bath ensures that precise temperatures are controlled for chemical reactions, and the different scales of shaking motion allow the agents to be agitated to the correct degree. This water bath, the Tecator 1024, has a temperature range from 20°C – 80°C, but the newer models can reach 99.9°C. All have springs at the bottom of the device so that any size and number of beakers can be held in place securely.