I know the makerspace is closed but I have a specific request for its use, which is the mass production of hand sanitiser.
Early last week I ordered 6 litres of ethanol and 10 litres of Isopropyl Alcohol off ebay. This has now arrived and is sitting in my bedroom. I also ordered litre of hydrogen perozide and 300ml of glycerol (which is still on order). This means there is enough to make just over 20 litres of WHO approved hand sanitiser, according to the recipe described here: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf. I’m intending for this to be distributed to the needy, by which I mean those self-isolating due to vulnerability but who may need to go outside, emergency workers in frequent contact with others and generally those who are at risk or deserving; there will be no shortage of demand but this won’t be for sale (not price gouging).
So I have the ingredients, but I’m missing some other bits, notably (but not only):
- Dispenser bottles
- Large mixing tubs
- Distribution system
I could in theory mix all this stuff at home, but it’d be better to do it with a bit more space and better resource. It would also be a better and more easily controlled distribution point than my home would be.
I’d be grateful for the directors to consider this; if approved there would be some obvious things to consider like how to limit the number of people involved (max 2 or 3 ideally with appropriate expertise), storage, and how to manage distribution. If you’re happy in principle with the idea I can start working up a plan to do that while I wait for the rest of the stuff to arrive.