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Many filtrations require only minimal vacuum to proceed; deep vacuum is not required. Vacuum pump flow required is roughly proportional to the total surface area of filters being used. Filtration of particulate-clogging samples can be improved somewhat with deeper vacuum, but a combination of larger filter surface area, smaller samples, and sequential use of decreasing porosity filter papers may also be required for timely filtration. Choose a standard duty vacuum pump for aqueous vapors; use a PTFE pump for resistance to harsh chemicals.