Project Title

Quantification of the Reduction of Chemical Waster Produced in the Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories at Georgia Southern University by Conversion to Microscal

Proposal Date

2017 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Dr. Hans-Jorge Schanz, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry ($7,500.00)

The Organic Chemistry Teaching Lab accounts for approx. 50% of the organic solvent waste produced in the Chemistry Department. This waste is classified as hazardous and needs to be disposed and rendered harmless by a commercial vendor. This project implemented modern micro-scale experimentation for select experiments in the Teaching Laboratory which should significantly reduce the environmental and financial impact of the organic waste disposal. This proposal quantified the reduction of the waste production and financial savings while weighing in on the students’ satisfaction performing this technology and the initial financial investment.

Unit or Academic Department

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Sustainability Theme

Prevent Waste, Less Hazardous Chemical Syntheses

Amount Granted

$7,500

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Quantification of the Reduction of Chemical Waster Produced in the Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories at Georgia Southern University by Conversion to Microscal

Dr. Hans-Jorge Schanz, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry ($7,500.00)

The Organic Chemistry Teaching Lab accounts for approx. 50% of the organic solvent waste produced in the Chemistry Department. This waste is classified as hazardous and needs to be disposed and rendered harmless by a commercial vendor. This project implemented modern micro-scale experimentation for select experiments in the Teaching Laboratory which should significantly reduce the environmental and financial impact of the organic waste disposal. This proposal quantified the reduction of the waste production and financial savings while weighing in on the students’ satisfaction performing this technology and the initial financial investment.