Framingham State University
Fume hoods with advanced filtering technology can reduce both capital and operating costs in new and renovated science facilities. Head-end supply and exhaust systems are reduced due to decreased air flow demand, and operating costs are reduced due to lower heating, cooling and fan energy requirements. Undergraduate chemistry teaching laboratories are excellent candidates for this advanced filtration technology, as the range of chemicals typically used in this application falls within the safe spectrum the filters can handle.
At Framingham State University’s new science facility (shown here), all of the General, Organic, Analytical and Physical Chemistry labs are equipped with filtering fume hoods – 49 in all — making this facility the largest installation of its kind in the US. Ducted hoods are provided in prep rooms, for operational flexibility.