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RE: Microscale Chemistry & Assessments



Hi P2tech,

Merrimac College has an excellent program on microscale chemistry, and
their website is http://host.silvertech.com/microscale/index.html

The Toxic Use Reduction Institute has funded this program at $200,000 per
year since our start-up in 1990.

Janet Clark
Toxics Use Reduction Institute

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>>>From: "Trychta, Keith" <ktrychta@anl.gov>
>>>To: "'JOHN BERNARDO'" <JBERNARD@deq.state.id.us>
>>>Cc: "'maguilar@eha.health.state.hi.us'" <maguilar@eha.health.state.hi.us>,
>>>        "'p2tech@great-lakes.net'" <p2tech@great-lakes.net>,
>>>        "Ettinger, Deon G."
>>>	 <ettinger@dep.anl.gov>,
>>>        "Pausma, Rosemary S." <rpausma@dep.anl.gov>,
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>>>Subject: RE: Microscale Chemistry &  Assessments
>>>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 11:01:59 -0500
>>>Sender: owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net
>>>Reply-To: "Trychta, Keith" <ktrychta@anl.gov>
>>>List-Name: P2Tech
>>>X-Loop: P2Tech
>>>
>>>John,
>>>
>>>For what it's worth, Argonne National Laboratory and the Illinois Waste
>>>Management and Research Center is currently implementing a Pilot Project
>>>at approximately 5 Chicago Area High Schools titled: Chemical Waste
>>>Minimization in the Educational Laboratory. 
>>>
>>>This pilot project is an effort to promote waste minimization and
>>>pollution prevention (WM&P2) at the secondary school level. Microscale
>>>chemistry lectures and demonstrations will be presented to high school
>>>chemistry teachers in conjunction with chemical vulnerability
>>>assessments performed at high school chemistry laboratories. 
>>>
>>>Argonne's Department of Educational Programs (DEP) and its Pollution
>>>Prevention Program will present the microscale chemistry lectures and
>>>demonstrations and provide equipment kits, instructional manuals, and
>>>other supplies for participating schools. Argonne has conducted similar
>>>workshops for over 300 high school teachers in the Chicago area since
>>>1995. WMRC will conduct chemical vulnerability assessments at each
>>>school. WMRC routinely conducts similar assessments at Illinois
>>>businesses and institutions as part of its function of assisting
>>>Illinois industries, businesses, and citizens to reduce and better
>>>manage generated wastes. 
>>>
>>>The goal of this pilot program is to demonstrate the importance of
>>>integrating P2 techniques and assessment strategies into the functions
>>>of the educational laboratory. 
>>>
>>>As part of this pilot program, each participating School will receive a
>>>Chemical Vulnerability Assessment Report. This report will contain a
>>>description of observed conditions and provide recommendations or
>>>options for addressing existing concerns. The schools will be able to
>>>use this report to identify and address needs or concerns. 
>>>
>>>The Pilot Program should be concluded by early summer of 1999.  A final
>>>report should be completed soon after.  Early indications, from speaking
>>>with participating schools, are that there is a definite need for the
>>>assessment of existing chemical storage areas in most secondary schools,
>>>and also there is a need for the implementation of P2 initiatives, such
>>>as microscale chemistry within secondary schools.
>>>
>>>If you have any questions, or would like additional information, contact
>>>me at 630-252-1476.
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>
>>>Keith Trychta
>>>Pollution Prevention Coordinator
>>>Argonne national Laboratory-East
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: JOHN BERNARDO [mailto:JBERNARD@deq.state.id.us]
>>>Sent: Thursday, April 15, 1999 9:14 AM
>>>To: maguilar@eha.health.state.hi.us; p2tech@great-lakes.net
>>>Subject: Re: P2 SEPs for Educational Institutions
>>>
>>>
>>>Marilyn,
>>>
>>>What about suggesting micro-scale chemistry to replace traditional, high
>>>volume, hazardous chemistry courses?  A second idea would be to fund the
>>>removal and remediation of chemical stockroom contents, especially the
>>>"unknowns."
>>>
>>>John
>>>
>>>John A. Bernardo
>>>P2 Coordinator, Idaho DEQ
>>>1410 N. Hilton
>>>Boise, ID  83706
>>>(208) 373-0114  phone
>>>(208) 373-0342 fax
>>>jbernard@deq.state.id.us
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>Liz Harriman
>Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute
>University of Massachusetts Lowell
>One University Ave
>Lowell, MA  01854
>
>Phone: 978-934-3387	Fax: 978-934-3050
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