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Waterless Condensers

Two swimming pools' worth of water is saved through innovative lab technology.

Gino Farese is a Technical Officer in the School of Physical Sciences and is always looking to improve the efficiency and functionality of his chemistry teaching labs.

It concerned Gino that the process of 'refluxing' in his laboratories expelled more than 250,000 litres of clean water down the drain every year.

So in 2017, he applied for Green Project Funding to install 60 waterless condensers to replace the old, inefficient models. The new condensers have reduced the volume of waste water to zero and demonstrate best practice laboratory methods to our undergraduate students.

Old models that were still in good working order were donated to local high schools.

Read more about how to reduce water in labs.

Waterless condenser in the lab
Waterless Condenser in the lab
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The University of Adelaide

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