Safety during ultrasonication

James Bond in Casino Royale shoots a propane tank with a handgun. You didn't miss that did you? If you did, do you at least remember what happens when a gas tank explodes after a crash in Terminator 2: Judgment Day? It's okay if you don't, because I'm going to tell  you what happened when the famous 'rainbow experiment' went … Continue reading Safety during ultrasonication

Safety first with green chemistry

One of the most important parts of doing green chemistry is making the chemistry safe. Doing it safe comes in three parts: Firstly, the products that are made should be safe for the consumers. Secondly, and sadly, the neglected or less seriously taken part, is the safety of those who make these products, at any … Continue reading Safety first with green chemistry

Inherently Safer Plants – Part II

This blog post introduces some common terminologies related to safety, and then moves on to the intricacies of it. Hazard: A hazard is anything that may cause harm, such as chemicals, electricity, working from ladders, an open drawer, etc. Risk: The risk is the chance, high or low, that somebody could be harmed by these and other hazards, together … Continue reading Inherently Safer Plants – Part II