Anoxomat uses the widely known McIntosh and Fildes system of evacuation and replacement to create anaerobic environments. During the anaerobic evacuation cycle, oxygen within the jar is replaced with hydrogen. After the anaerobic cycle, 0.16% residual oxygen content is left in the jar, which is then removed by a Palladox Disposable Sachet. The anaerobic recipe leaves the jar with a strict zero oxygen level and 10% carbon dioxide mix.
This method is the most efficient way to create precise, reproducible conditions because it rapidly removes the oxygenated environment from a jar and replaces it with precise amounts of anaerobic, or microaerophilic or capnophilic gas mixtures. Anoxomat can connect up to four combinations of jars to gas, and its custom programming feature allows the user to customize gas mixture settings. These custom recipes can be stored in Anoxomat’s memory.
After 5 minutes, the Anoxomat will indicate that the jar has been successfully processed and the designated environment has been created. The jar can then be uncoupled. The snap-shut coupling on the lid closes upon disconnection. The jar is ready for incubation and the Anoxomat is ready for the next job.