Types of Bottles used in a Laboratory
Reagent Bottles: These are used to store chemicals, reagents, and solutions. They are typically made of glass or plastic and come in different sizes and shapes.
Media Bottles: These bottles are designed to hold and store culture media for growing microorganisms or cells. They are usually made of glass and have specific features to facilitate sterilization and aseptic handling.
Storage Bottles: These bottles are used to store samples, such as biological samples, liquids, or powders. They can be made of glass or plastic and often have airtight caps or closures to maintain sample integrity.
Dropper Bottles: These small bottles have a built-in dropper or pipette, allowing precise dispensing of liquids, especially in small quantities. They are commonly used for titration, adding reagents, or making dilutions.
Wash Bottles: These bottles are used to dispense distilled water or other cleaning solutions for rinsing glassware or laboratory equipment.
Gas Collecting Bottles: These specialized bottles are used to collect and store gases generated in experiments, such as during gas evolution reactions.
Bijou Bottles: These Pathological Media bottles are leak-proof clear glass universal bottles mainly used as a small vessel for diluting out minute quantities of liquid from swabs in Microbiology. Very sturdy, strong and autoclaveable.