How to Become a Mentor for New Chemists

Posted on November 20, 2017

The number of private and university research labs using anhydrous solvents in their work is growing exponentially every year. Many new chemists and graduate students are involved, active team members of labs led by their more experienced, knowledgeable colleagues and professors. An important part of their education includes how to obtain the best anhydrous solvent results, which includes what processes and equipment should be employed to deliver the desired outcome.

Here at PPT we have been designing, manufacturing and installing solvent drying systems for two decades. In that time we have acquired a thorough understanding on how well our systems perform at drying solvents. Given this benchmark, and in light of the globally based request for information and orders we receive daily, we are asking for customer feedback to enhance the current knowledge base with real user experience. To this end Pure Process Technology is seeking the input of lab directors and those with expertise utilizing solvents in their experiments and research to send us feedback on their PPT solvent purification and dispensing systems in regards to:

  1. How well the system performs for solvent drying
  2. How vital it is to your research projects
  3. Who you are and what your lab research is currently focused on
  4. What solvents you use and what the final water content is
  5. Share your best solvent handling practices and advice

Our goal is to compile your data and highlight your lab and work in order to share your successes (or failures, as there is much to be learned from those as well), for the benefit of similar lab communities and students through posting on our social media and web platforms. In other words your stories and advice will provide a free forum for collaborative knowledge sharing that will serve new and experienced users alike.

Even if you wish to remain anonymous your input is important to us and those who can benefit from your experience, however, we would be just as happy to promote the important work you are doing and even publish a team picture.

If you are interested in becoming a solvent system and procedures mentor for the chemistry community at large, contact Gail Bourque at gbourque@ppttech.com with your take on the five questions above and let the dialogue begin.