Laboratory Air Articles

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emissions Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR remote sensing data are used to calculate a highly accurate Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to improve plume models that help assess emissions sources. ...

  • Laboratory Containment Trends - The Next Ten Years

    Abstract: Today, we all find ourselves in a reflective mood!  Our business is, after all, containment. Covid 19 and we are therefore at cross-purposes! Many other more general trends in pharmacy and bioscience also cause us now to reflect on our future. Where is the lab containment going in the next ten years? What contemporary extract products have a future?  How will ...

  • Pinpointing a particle source with the Handilaz Mini II handheld aerosol particle counter

    Pinpointing a particle source can be a challenge in cleanrooms and laboratory flow equipment where the movement of clean air (which is the purpose of the air handling system) can mask particle generators such as faulty filters, motors, robots, operators and residual dust.  The Particle Measuring Systems Handilaz® Mini II handheld particle counter has two significant advantages to help ...


    By Particle Measuring Systems

  • Case Study: University of Utah Chemistry Labs by BuildingFit

    The Better Buildings Challenge inspired the University of Utah to focus on energy intensive buildings, which lead to a controls upgrade to convert constant volume labs to variable volume. SkyFoundry partner BuildingFit was engaged to integrate the building’s control system ...


    By SkyFoundry, LLC

  • Sonic thermometry today

    Sonic anemometer-thermometers began appearing in field studies over 50 years ago. They have since been used extensively in field experiments by atmospheric scientists in their studies of turbulent flow in the surface layer—the first 100 feet or so above the ground. The sonic approach promised better high-frequency response and far less flow distortion than what past sensors could offer. The ...

  • Glutaraldehyde and Formaldehyde – Health Hazards in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

    Glutaraldehyde and Formaldehyde Glutaraldehyde is very similar to formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, Glutaraldehyde exists at room temperature as a liquid, whereas formaldehyde exists under those conditions as a gas, which can easily be dissolved in water. ...


    By Atlantic Environmental, Inc.

  • Cleanroom Telephone

    Cleanroom telephones are widely used in the pharmaceutical factory, hospital, operating room, laboratories, air shower room and other environmental requirements of high places, waterproof dustproof and easy to clean, strong anti-interference ability, resulting in high reliability of the product long MTBF.   It's ...

  • Ninewells Hospital chooses ION Science Tiger VOC detector for use within the assisted conception unit - Case Study

    In adherence with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFEA) regulations for air quality in tissue laboratories and to ensure optimum culture conditions for embryos. The Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee has purchased an ION Science Tiger handheld volatile organic compound (VOC) detector in adherence with the ...


    By Ion Science Ltd.

  • Fume Hood Fire Issues above the Duct Collar

    Abstract: We have already looked at accidents inside fume hoods and posed several questions that might rush through one’s mind directly after a fume hood fire erupts 1. From this earlier paper referenced above and an additional literature search we will examine the following issues in this second paper: ...


    By Flow Sciences Inc

  • Studying the Clouds in the Antarctic with Micro Pulse LiDAR

    Researchers in the Australian Antarctic Science project collected aerosol data above the Southern Ocean to improve their understanding of the connection between clouds and climate change. Evaporation and condensation are the basic concepts leading to cloud formation; however, many factors impact the end results. In general, as water vapor molecules rise from the surface of the Earth, they ...

  • Studying Clouds in the Antarctic with Micro Pulse LiDAR

    Researchers in the Australian Antarctic Science project collected aerosol data above the Southern Ocean to improve their understanding of the connection between clouds and climate change. Evaporation and condensation are the basic concepts leading to cloud formation; however, many factors impact the end results. In general, as water vapor molecules rise from the surface of the Earth, they ...

  • Black streaks in my Office: Mold or what?

    I see black streaks radiating out from ceiling diffusers. The question asked is “Is this black mold?” Rarely is it black mold, but it’s not impossible. Black mold usually grows on damp paper such as the paper surface of sheetrock. It can grow outdoors on decomposed wood and be brought into the HVAC system. More often than not though, that black stuff is soot. In many cases, it ...

  • Noise Cancelling Headphones: The Beginning

    Noise cancelling headphones make it possible for people to listen to audio content without having to raise the volume excessively. The special headphones can totally offset the effects of a distracting noise, enabling the wearer to relax in a noisy environment, such as when they’re travelling on an aircraft, for example. ...


    By Sound Planning Limited

  • What’s that Smell in my Office?

    Have you ever gone into the office on Monday morning and noticed a strange smell that wasn’t there on Friday? What’s worse, by noon you don’t feel so good! Maybe it is a headache, or your eyes burn, or your throat is sore, or your skin itches or you just can’t concentrate on your work. The question in your mind is obvious: Is the smell connected to my symptoms and could ...

  • Glutaraldehyde – Health Hazards in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

    Glutaraldehyde is very similar to formaldehyde in its structure and uses in the healthcare industry. Chemically, glutaraldehyde exists at room temperature as a liquid, whereas formaldehyde exists under those conditions as a gas, which can easily be dissolved in water. Glutaraldehyde is often used as a substitute for formaldehyde because formaldehyde is now a suspect cancer-causing substance. ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emission Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR remote sensing data are used to calculate a highly accurate Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to improve plume models that help assess emissions sources. Poor air quality is a growing health issue that has a negative impact on the quality of life for millions of people. To help alleviate this serious problem, scientists at Bubbleology Research International (BRI) have ...

  • UK Health and Safety Laboratory samples with Axetris mass flow controllers - Case study

    Proficiency testing ensures workplace & consumer safety The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) runs a state-of-the-art atmosphere generation system for recreating polluted atmospheres and accurate loading of standards of hazardous materials such as VOCs. These standards are used for conformity testing by participating laboratories as part of proficiency testing schemes. Axetris' mass ...


    By Axetris AG

  • Less Obvious Health Hazards in the Workplace

    Workplace exposures to agents that can cause injury to employees are generally restricted to physical, chemical or biological sources. It’s not just the factory worker who is at risk. Exposures can be presented by a variety of dusts and fibers. Renovating an office can produce gypsum dust, paint solvents, the release of asbestos fibers and hidden mold spores. A poorly running ventilation ...

  • Nitrogen Safety in the Lab

    This blog explains why nitrogen gas generators are the safest way to supply nitrogen to your instrumentation and why they pose no danger, in terms of changing atmospheric levels of nitrogen or oxygen. The biggest danger to lab personnel is a rapid depletion of oxygen levels in the lab. Once the level of oxygen reduces to ...

  • Navitas Life Sciences - Case Study

    Navitas Life Sciences recognize Peak Scientific nitrogen generator quality and excellent service for over 12 years. Navitas Life Sciences is a contract research organization which aims to provide end-to-end services and solutions for their clients in the life science market. By bringing together the capabilities of a full-service CRO, a ...

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