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Design for a Miniature Portable Fume Hood

Design for a Miniature Portable Fume Hood

  1. Dr. Jackal
    Ronald A. Bailey and Samuel C. Wait Jr.
    J. Chem. Educ., 1999, 76 (2), p 228
    Publication Date (Web): February 1, 1999

    DOI: 10.1021/ed076p228


    As part of the recent renovation of our undergraduate chemistry laboratories, we were faced with the problem of what to do about hood facilities for the general chemistry laboratories. We wished to have hoods available for all students, but because these would be used only occasionally, installation of full-size hoods was not considered either cost or space effective. The alternative was small bench-top hoods, but other criteria, including ease of storage, flexibility of location, and visibility throughout the laboratory made the commercially
    available units that we could find unsatisfactory. None of the commercial designs offered easy storage (unless they were very small to begin with) or the ability to take up minimal bench space while still being functional. In the end, we designed our own and will describe it here for anyone who has similar requirements.