Camlab offers Green Fume Hood

Published: 6-May-2011

With a carbon-based filtration unit called Neutrodine

Cambridge, UK-based laboratory supplier Camlab is offering the energy saving Green Fume Hood range from Erlab that is said to offer the benefits of traditional filtration hoods while solving the problem of limited filter selectivity.

The Green Fume Hood features a new carbon-based filtration unit called Neutrodine, which can be used for all chemical types (previously five filters were required) and can handle around 99.8% of laboratory chemicals with up to 50% improvement in retention capacity.

A common problem facing laboratories is that although safety fume hoods allow users to work safely when handling dangerous chemicals they also consume enormous amounts of energy in the process. The energy drain is principally because safety fume hoods often run 24 hours a day to maintain the air balance in a building and consequently waste energy by constantly expelling heated/cooled air and contaminants into the surrounding environment.

Although the energy benefits of ductless filtration fume hoods have been known for some time the main limitation has been the scope of chemicals that the filters can handle, which requires users to select from up to five different types of filter and makes it complicated to ensure safety.

Camlab says the Green Fume Hood with Neutrodine provides a safe, flexible alternative to ducted fume hoods and offers energy savings while reducing pollution in the local environment.

The addition of HEPA filters further improves the safety of the hoods compared with ducted versions as they can be safely used for powders without the build-up of dangerous or flammable contaminants in ductwork.

Camlab is the exclusive UK agent for the Erlab Green Fume Hoods and offers full support including sales advice, installation services and back up.

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