To finalize the set-up of dual syringe pumps with rates (red: 0.05 mL/min grey: 0.1 mL/min) and length of tygon tubing (501 cm) to see if beads will properly set.
Set-up as described in previous notebook entry.
- PEEK tubing was popping out of PVA syringe. Tried to fix by affixing tubing directly to syringe with epoxy.
- Discovered that PVA was clogging and that "beads" that have been forming were mostly gulteraldehyde.
- Most likely gluteraldehyde rate is too high and needs to be slowed down.
- Also most tubing was clogged and needed to thoroughly be cleaned with 10% HCl and soaked in water.