Analysis of chemical entities in industries, research laboratories, schools and colleges is a continuous process. Chemical
analysis requires use of lot of solvents, reagents, acids, alkalis and energy. After completion of analysis these chemicals are
discharged into the environment as effluents. These effluents are harmful to environment and living organisms. Therefore waste
treatment is necessary. But this adds to the cost. Reagents, solvents etc are costly which is not affordable to schools and colleges.
Therefore attempts are necessary to minimize the use of chemicals and fuel and to reduce the time required. Use of alternative
techniques, procedures, catalysts, non-conventional heating sources etc. must be practiced so that whole process can be eco-
While thinking of the experiments in chemistry at school and college levels, it reveals that there are some experiments,
procedure of which can be modified to be eco-friendly and cost effective. In red-ox titrations by using bio co-catalyst it is possible
to reduce volume of acid catalyst and to prevent the supply of energy(heating).
In the present work , use of solanum tuberosum L.(potato tuber) in quantitative estimation involving red-ox reactions is
M. T. Bachute is presently working as Associate Professor in PG Dept. of Chemistry, KBP Mahavidyalaya, Pandharpur, Dist. Solapur(MS) affiliated
to Solapur University, Solapur. He obtained his Ph. D. from Shivaji University, Kolhapur(MS) and on his credit there are 11 research papers published
in journals of repute. He has presented 7 research papers in National and International conferences/ seminars.Under his guidance one student
completed M. Phil. and at present four students are working for Ph. D. He is member of Senate and Board of Examinations of the Solapur University.
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