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The Chemical Laboratory - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780815511106, 9780815519225

The Chemical Laboratory

1st Edition

It's Design and Operation

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Author: Sigurd Rosenlund
Hardcover ISBN: 9780815511106
eBook ISBN: 9780815519225
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 31st December 1987
Page Count: 171
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Offers assistance to those involved in planning new laboratories, or expanding existing facilities. Emphasis throughout is on finding economical solutions without sacrificing quality.


Managers and laboratory engineers in the chemical industry.

Table of Contents


  1. Preliminary Planning Listing Operations Estimating Space Requirements Educational Laboratory Requirements Storage Areas Laboratory Location
  2. Laboratory Layout Limitations Making the Scale Drawing Room Organization Work Bench Dimensions Storage Cabinets and Shelves Heat-Producing Equipment Toxic and Flammable Materials Analytical Balances Sample Receiving Office Space Safety Shower Completing the Layout
  3. Utility Requirements Hot and Cold Water Deionized Water Distilled Water Gas Electric Power Sewer Connection Compressed Air and Vacuum Ventilation Heating and Cooling
  4. Laboratory Safety Safety Awareness Sources of Safety Information Dealing with Authorities Ventilation Systems Flammable Materials Chemical Spills Safety Shower and Eyewash Station Chemical Storage Fire Protection Earthquake Preparedness Mechanical Hazards Utility Failures Personal Protection Safety Signs Conclusion
  5. Pollution Control and Waste Disposal Waste Control Regulations Air Pollution Liquid Waste Solid Waste Waste Collection and Disposal In-House Waste Reduction Disposal of Old Chemicals Different Laboratories, Different Problems The Illusion of Dilution
  6. Floors, Walls and Ceilings Flooring Materials Wall Treatment Ceiling Treatment Lighting Interior Decoration for the Laboratory
  7. Work Benches and Fume Hoods Supplies Cabinet Construction Work Bench Components Work Top Materials Choice Factors Work Top Protection Fume Hoods Modular Furniture
  8. Utility Outlets Mounting Outlets Hot and Cold Water Deionized Water Sinks and Drains Gas Compressed Air Electrical Outlets Compressed Gases Conclusion
  9. Final Plans and Construction Checking Final Plans Construction
  10. Equipment and Supplies Equipment Sources Where to Obtain Information on Suppliers Selecting Equipment Selecting Supplies Cost Estimates Ordering Receiving Equipment and Supplies Capital Equipment Equipment Identification
  11. The Laboratory in Operation Staffing the Laboratory Reports Ordering Supplies Supply Sources Dead Files and Old Samples Laboratory Housekeeping Keeping Track of Cost Laboratory Ethics
  12. Laboratory Records Laboratory Notebooks Methods of Record Keeping Purchasing Records Personnel Records Maintenance Records Records of Procedure Paperwork Reduction Computerized Reports Conclusion
  13. The Laboratory Handyman Limitations Value of Laboratory Handyman Related Experience Sources of Information Tools for the Laboratory Routine Maintenance Equipment Maintenance Major Projects Salvaging Fire-Damaged Equipment
  14. A Case History Selecting the Location Preliminary Planning Detailed Room Layout Utility Requirements Ventilation Lighting Laboratory Benches and Work Tops Sinks, Faucets, and DI Water Flooring, Paint, and Ceiling Treatment Furniture Installation Equipment and Supplies Safety Considerations Conclusion Index


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31st December 1987
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Sigurd Rosenlund

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