The Repsol Industrial Complex in Puertollano has donated two UV-visible spectrophotometers (high-precision analytical instruments) for educational use to the laboratories of the Colegio San Juan Bosco in the city. This equipment comes from the general laboratory of the industrial complex and has provided a service to control its process streams. This type of spectrophotometer is commonly used by a wide variety of industries for a variety of purposes. This instrument is generally used in the control and treatment of water by public health and environmental control institutions or in the control and treatment of wine, juice, oil or honey by quality assurance of many analytes (chemical substances can be analyzed) is done to detect. food industry, as well as the quantification of the purity of drugs and the assurance of their chemical identity among the many applications of this instrument.
The director of the center, Sergio Otero, the head of secondary studies, Pablo Osorio, and the teacher in charge of the center’s chemistry lab, Daniel Sánchez, received these kits that contain basic materials to begin working with the students. Julia Bermudez, Head of Laboratories at the Repsol Industrial Complex in Puertollano, and Eva María Muñoz, Head of the Special Functions Section, highlight the high technology of this instrument which “will allow students to learn from the analysis of materials to very basic techniques. ” By colorimetry, first contact with equipment used in industrial laboratories like Repsol”, assures Julia Bermudez. Throughout the year, Repsol makes various collaborations with the Educational Centers of Puertollano and the ‘San Juan Bosco-Puertolano ‘ In the case of the school, this contribution translates into various actions in the field of both training and participation in the activities of the Center, such as job orientation workshops, talks on the environment and energy transition and its traditional open days.