LabSYNC Point W-1
- Problems:Vacuum aspirators consume about 15 liters per minute and there are often vacuum pumps available for the same task. In water starved regions like California this is especially undesirable.The issue of contaminated water is also raised due to the fact that when vacuum aspirators are used solvent residue is then pumped back though the aspirator and then to the sink
Solution:Use vacuum pumps that are commonly available in research settings. Ask your colleagues for one if not readily available.This will save 900 liters per hour of drinking water. Mechanical vacuum may be more reliable and stronger.
Benefits: Reduce water usage and contamination of water the laboratories produce.
Costs: Varies depending on type of Vacuum pumps selected .