URACCAN Science Laboratory Bilwi enclosure produces 70% alcohol, solid soap and chlorine disinfectant
The Norwegian International Student and Academic Assistance Fund (SAIH) has collaborated with materials and equipment for the production of these sanitizing products.
Neylin Calderon

Working to prevent viral and infectious diseases

Dr. Alta Hooker, together with a team, toured the URACCAN Science Laboratory at the Bilwi enclosure to learn about the production of solid soaps, 70% alcohol and disinfectant chlorine, manufactured from this learning space; these practices are carried out in the four university campuses and the Waslala extension, in compliance with the security protocol that has been implemented in this house of higher education to prevent Covid-19 and other diseases.

The rector of URACCAN continues to give messages of protection to the university community, as this takes care of friends, family members and the people in general. "From the outset it was a priority for the university to find out how to produce soap, alcohol, chlorine, so that each of the enclosures and extensions could count on the products and thus create the necessary conditions for our students, teachers and administrative ones," Hooker said.

In turn, Hooker Blandford explained that URACCAN aspires to have a larger production, "because that would make it easier to contribute these products to the region, that is the idea; today we have the visit of the National Council of Universities (UNC), so let's share our products and see how we are prepared as a university to face the coronavirus pandemic."

It should be mentioned that the safety of the university community is given priority, however, as the production of these products increases, they will be offered to other schools and institutions with a low price, which are relevant to the economic context of the Caribbean Coast.

Quantities made from the Science Laboratory

According to Master Allan Taylor, head of the Science Laboratories, the URACCAN authorities have supplied them with the raw material and equipment to the laboratories located in the four enclosures and the Waslala extension, "each of these places are equipped (...); to make these products."

In this first delivery, a quantity of 96 solid soap units, four 70% alcohol units, and 8 gallons of disinfectant chlorine were made.

It is important to mention that Taylor shared this knowledge with the student, a group of young agroforestry engineering were accompanying that process, the chemical engineer concluded.