Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Utility Navigation Skip to Top Navigation Skip to Content Navigation
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Delivering science and technology to protect our nation and promote world stability

New tool helps reduce use of hazardous chemicals

The “Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard,” will begin to help employees choose the most benign substances possible for their work.
January 1, 2013
dummy image

Read our archives

Contacts  

  • Community Programs Office
  • Kurt Steinhaus
  • Email

During the course of their scientific work, Lab employees have used a wide variety of chemicals, ranging from acids to etch metals to baby oil (really), to delve into the secrets of the universe. A new tool, the “Green Chemical Alternatives Purchasing Wizard,” will begin to help Lab employees choose the most benign substances possible for their work.

Developed for, and accessed through, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the tool allows researchers to input the chemicals or processes they wish to replace and suggests safer, and often less expensive, alternatives.

Of course, some materials have such unique properties that they cannot be substituted in some applications, but this tool will help them explore alternatives where feasible.


Visit Blogger Join Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter See our Flickr Photos Watch Our YouTube Videos Find Us on LinkedIn Find Us on iTunesFind Us on GooglePlay