What kind of chemical filter do I need?

Changing a carbon filter in a ductless hood

Selecting the right safety equipment for your new application can be a challenge. Most hoods look alike, but the type of safety each offers can be very specific. While looking through the dizzying amount of possible lab equipment, safety questions can plague your selection process. Is this the right filter and hood for my application? Can I use a ductless hood or do I need to vent out of the building? Will the hood withstand the chemicals I’m using? Most importantly, can it offer the right type of protection? 

Labconco offers a free chemical assessment service to help determine if your specific application is suitable for use in a carbon filtered enclosure, free of charge. The chemical assessment will determine what type of ductless enclosure is right for your application, estimate filter life for a new or existing hood, and recommend the appropriate filters for your application. 

Three important things for you to know before filling out the chemical assessment request form: 

  • Chemical agents to be used
  • Evaporation rates
  • Chemical temperature

One of our application specialists will personally review your request and supply a formal chemical assessment report so you can make an informed decision. 

Below are some of the variables we’ll consider for your process. 

Filter Options:

  • Acid-sulfur
  • Ammonia-amine
  • Formaldehyde-formalin
  • Organic vapor
  • Multi-purpose
  • Particulate
  • Radioisotope
  • Trace odor

Enclosure Types:

  • Fume adsorbers
  • Ductless hoods
  • Filtered fume hoods
  • Traditional fume hoods

Fill out your Chemical Assessment Request form to find out whether a ductless enclosure is suitable for your application. 

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