Algae Growth in HPLC Systems

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    The presence of algae in HPLC systems can cause a variety of problems that

    may be incorrectly diagnosed as instrument or application problems. Algae

    grow in aqueous media, preferably in a pH range of 4-8. Their growth is

    accelerated by buffers, for example phosphate or acetate. Since algae grow

    through photosynthesis, light will also stimulate their growth. Even in distilled

    water small-sized algae grow after some time.