Mitigation of product degradation in anesthetic gas capture

This project will assist a company with the commercialization of a system that captures anesthetic gases from hospital air emissions, to reduce their environmental impact and global warming effects. A working system is already developed, but under some conditions the anesthetic gases break down to form a hazardous hydrofluoric acid material. This acid is undesirable and can cause damage to the system equipment over time. This research will identify the root causes and mechanisms for this acid formation. This information will help the company to make changes such that the acid is not produced in the future, and successful commercialization can continue.

Faculty Supervisor:

William Anderson


Shruthi Srinivasan


Class 1 Inc


Engineering - chemical / biological


Life sciences


University of Waterloo



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