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Posted on by Karin A Crowhurst

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry awarded NSF critical infrastructure grant for a helium recovery system

Our department has been awarded a critical infrastructure grant from the NSF!  The grant, titled “Helium Recovery Equipment: Critical Helium Recycling System for CSUN to Preserve NMR Access for Research and Teaching“, worth over $165,000, will allow us to recycle our liquid helium, saving the department significant money and ensuring we do our small part in decreasing the amount of helium used in the world.  As a non-renewable resource, helium has become increasingly expensive and hard to procure; this has threatened our ability to continue to use our NMR spectrometers, which are critical pieces of infrastructure for both teaching and research activities. Congratulations to our department, for working together to submit this important proposal, and for our success in obtaining funding!

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