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Managing laboratory fume exhaust at a world-class medical research facility

How the Albert Einstein College of Medicine safely handles fume hood exhaust at 300 laboratory workstations.

Educational research centres with extensive laboratories in urban areas face special problems with regard to safely exhausting sensitive laboratory workstations, particularly biosafety level (BSL) labs.

This was the case at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York City, a four million square foot facility where 300 laboratory workstations are employed for a variety of cutting edge medical research applications.

In addition to the obvious indoor air quality (IAQ) issues to be managed in this critical environment, because Einstein's buildings are located in an urban setting, major concerns focused on efficiently and safely exhausting the fume hoods at its laboratory workstations.

Important goals, objectives and considerations for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine included:

  • ensuring worker safety with regard to indoor air quality (IAQ)
  • complying with appropriate standards and codes for discharging its laboratory workstation exhaust
  • being a "good neighbour" and preventing re-entrainment of sensitive or odorous laboratory workstation exhaust fumes
  • achieving these goals without generating objectionable noise levels at the property line and in the laboratories
  • consideration of the roofline profile and its related aesthetic issues; due to the negative perception of tall roof exhaust being a 'neighbourhood polluter'
  • reducing existing energy costs within the laboratory facilities

All of these goals and objectives were achieved with the acquisition of the Strobic Air Tri-Stack® mixed-flow impeller exhaust systems to replace traditional, individually dedicated mushroom-type fans on the roof, each of which was connected to a tall, unsightly rooftop stack.

To find out how, visit http://www.airepure.com.au/managing-laboratory-fume-exhaust-at-a-world-class-medical-research-facility/



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