The Chemical Laboratory

The Chemical Laboratory, 1st Edition

It's Design and Operation

The Chemical Laboratory, 1st Edition,Sigurd Rosenlund,ISBN9780815511106


William Andrew



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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.

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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.

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The Chemical Laboratory, 1st Edition

1. Preliminary Planning
Listing Operations
Estimating Space Requirements
Educational Laboratory Requirements
Storage Areas
Laboratory Location
2. Laboratory Layout
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
Electric Power
Sewer Connection
Compressed Air and Vacuum
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
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
Interior Decoration for the Laboratory
7. Work Benches and Fume Hoods
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
Compressed Air
Electrical Outlets
Compressed Gases
9. Final Plans and Construction
Checking Final Plans
10. Equipment and Supplies
Equipment Sources
Where to Obtain Information on Suppliers
Selecting Equipment
Selecting Supplies
Cost Estimates
Receiving Equipment and Supplies
Capital Equipment
Equipment Identification
11. The Laboratory in Operation
Staffing the Laboratory
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
13. The Laboratory Handyman
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
Laboratory Benches and Work Tops
Sinks, Faucets, and DI Water
Flooring, Paint, and Ceiling Treatment
Furniture Installation
Equipment and Supplies
Safety Considerations
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