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EWU chemistry department makes 'Eagle Sanitizer"


Last updated 4/26/2020 at 10:12am

CHENEY — With Eastern Washington University going online only for the rest of the year, most lab classes have been canceled. That left the science lab with some extra chemicals on hand.

EWU chemistry Professor Jeff Corkill had the idea to put some of those chemicals to good use.

Corkill and EWU lab manager Fred Joslin have mixed the necessary chemicals to make hand sanitizer that they are calling Eagle Sanitizer.

Corkill says the plan is to hand it out to first responders, seniors and other people in the area who need it. The distribution plan is still being developed.

The sanitizer includes four ingredients: Isopropyl Alcohol 99%, Hydrogen Peroxide 3%, Glycerol 98% and water.

Corkill said the idea behind the project was to help people.

“It was just something we were able to do,” Corkill said. “Maybe we will be able to get it to someone who otherwise wouldn’t have any.”

Each batch of Eagle Sanitizer makes 21 litters, or about five and half gallons.

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