Now available from Camlab, the energy-saving Green Fume Hood from Erlab is claimed to offer all 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 that can be used for all chemical types and can handle around 99.8 per cent of laboratory chemicals with up to 50 per cent improvement in retention capacity.
Camlab claims a common problem facing laboratories worldwide 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, as well as pumping noxious contaminants directly outside 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.
The Green Fume Hood with Neutrodine is designed to provide a safe and flexible alternative to old-style ducted fume hoods.
The hood offers massive energy savings and a reduction of pollution in the local environment.
The addition of HEPA filters, dedicated to particles, further improves the safety of the hoods over ducted versions as they can be safely used for powders without the build-up of dangerous or flammable contaminants in ductwork.
The filtration reliability of Green Fume Hood's Neutrodine unit is demonstrated by filtration tests performed in accordance with the AFNOR NF X 15 21: 2009 standard.
The standard challenges the filtration of a ductless fume hood and guarantees a concentration of chemicals at the filter exhaust lower than one per cent of the daily work exposure limit.
As the exclusive UK agent for the Green Fume Hood range, Camlab is able to offer the full range of hoods and filters, including the revolutionary Neutrodine technology.
Camlab offers support that includes sales advice, installation services and back up from their national team of engineers.
Camlab is equipped to help architects, lab designers and planners to determine where to install this new technology and to evaluate its benefits according to customer needs.