Leicester University has been a loyal Fisher Scientific customer for over 20 years. Recently, Dr Andrew Jamieson presented Fisher Scientific with the challenge of providing an energy efficient replacement for the out of date water aspirators used in the Synthetic Chemistry laboratory.
Until recently, the synthetic chemistry laboratory at the University of Leicester used water aspirators to generate the vacuum required by the rotary evaporators used by its researchers. The vacuum created by water aspirators is inefficient and wastes around 250L of water per hour. Replacing the 8 water aspirators with vacuum pumps will save the laboratory around £2,000 per year in water costs and an astonishing 520,000L of water per year. Read the rest of this entry »