Water conservation in chemistry labs

Where is water being used in the College of Chemistry Labs? The Green Initiative Fund at Berkeley tells us where and gives tips on how to reduce water usage. Help make the College of Chemistry green!

Running the sink while washing glassware can use your volume of water in 10 minutes.

A one day experiment with a condenser column wastes 7 whiskey barrels of water.

The cooling water used in an XRD would fill the Great Pyramid of Giza in one year.

How can we conserve resources?

Follow these tips from The Green Initiative Fund!

Turn off the sink while sudsing glassware

Fish tank pumps can recirculate water in condensers

Above all, be conscientious of where you are using water

Research closed loop chillers for large equipment

Only run heat producing machines when necessary