Chemical fume hoods and biosafety cabinets look similar — and both protect laboratory workers from laboratory hazards, but their purpose, function, and operation differ.
A chemical fume hood removes chemical fumes and aerosols from the work area, exhausting air outside the building. Kewaunee offers a full line of laboratory fume hoods including uniquely designed hoods for education and specialty hoods for custom applications.
Biosafety cabinets are used for infectious biological agents and require a HEPA filter. They protect the user, the environment (and the material) and cannot exhaust air outside the building without decontamination. Kewaunee biosafety cabinets clean the work environment and offer protection for employees — they’re developed with comprehensive features created to enhance safety as well as ergonomics.
Kewaunee also offers a vertical laminar flow clean bench, used to isolate samples from cross-contamination and protect against contamination by particulate material outside the cabinet.
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