A California University Lab has taken steps to reduce water use

A California University Lab has taken steps to reduce water use ...

Asynt reveals how the use of CondenSyn waterless air condensers throughout the teaching labs at the Department of Chemistry at the College of the Sequoias (Visalia, CA) is beneficial to the wider community while achieving outstanding performance.

Due to ongoing water shortages, California water officials had no choice but to impose new drought regulations throughout the state to discourage wasteful water practices. However, scientists at the College of the Sequoias decided to evaluate an alternative waterless condenser from Asynt and the CondenSyn. The CondenSyn proved to be the perfect alternative to traditional water condensers previously used for reflux reactions.

The college''s proactive investment in 22 CondenSyn waterless condensers has already significantly reduced water usage by the Department of Chemistry and eliminated the risk of lab flooding accidents that are a potentially costly drawback of using water condensers. This is particularly helpful in preventing these accidents.

Andrea Smith, a chemistry lab technician at the College of the Sequoias, commented that the area (the central valley of California) has been in hot water conditions for several years. Households and businesses are having to reduce water consumption yearly. It was only reasonable to think that the Asynt CondenSyn waterless condensers favored us as an eco-friendly but effective alternative to water-cooled condensers.

CondenSyn waterless condensers are being used in classrooms that require students to perform reflux reactions in water, methanol, and ethanol. These labs will benefit from a high rate of water consumption, as well as, and they will benefit businesses by increasing water consumption. For example, this semester, we will use them in the preparation of methyl salicylate/oil of wintergreen (an esterification using salicylic acid and sulfuric acid) and in the preparation of the analgesic

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