Fume HoodsóLooking in the Rear View Mirror to See What May Be Around the Bend

June 20, 2013
1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time


"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." This Albert Einstein quote is another way of saying we must learn from both our past successes and, more importantly, our failures. This is especially true when we examine our relationships with fume hoods over the years. The lessons learned begin with early alchemists and have continued as laboratories evolved to include the first enclosures designed for constant volume exhaust, constant volume bypass, auxiliary air, variable air volume, low-flow/high efficiency hoods, and now filtration hoods that use improved techniques and advanced universal media. View this webinar to learn the history of fume foods from Cédric Herry, of Erlab, and find out how to choose the best ventilation device to increase the sustainability of your laboratory.

By viewing this presentation, attendees will:

  • Understand the origin of the fume hood and the drivers for what it has become today
  • Review of the applicable codes and standards for chemical fume hood specification
  • Understand the impact of laboratory fume hoods on the building infrastructure
  • Consider the most appropriate ventilation device for the handling procedures
  • Explore the future of lab ventilation technologies

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Professional Development Hours and Continuing Education Credits

Attendees of this course and those who view the recording can earn one Professional Development Hour (PDH) for professional engineers or one Learning Unit (LU) from the American Institute of Architects for registered architects.

Contact I2SL if you would like to receive a professional development credit for viewing the webinar.

Instructor Biographies

Dr. Cédric Herry earned his PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology as well as a Master's Degree in Environmental Technologies. He is an expert on activated carbon and standardization (French Committee UNM61 and European Committee WG4) and has been the director of R&D for Erlab since 2001.


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