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Research, Development, and Commercialization of a High-Performance Fume Hood for Laboratory Applications

Project Overview: 1995-2002

Bell, G., D. Sartor, and E. Mills. "The Berkeley Hood: Development and Commercialization of an Innovative High-Performance Laboratory Fume Hood" a Progress and Research Status: 1995 - September 2003, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBNL-48983 (rev.), September 2003 

Issued Patents

Bell, G. C.; H. Feustel, D. Dickerhoff.  "Low Flow Fume Hood."  U.S. Patent Number: 6,428,408 B1; Date Issued: August 6, 2002.

Feustel, H.  "Energy Efficient Laboratory Fume Hood." US Patent Number: 6,089,970; Date Issued:  July 18, 2000. 

Technical Reports

Mills, E. and D. Sartor. 2005. "Energy Use and Savings Potential for Laboratory Fume Hoods." Energy. LBNL-55400. Energy 30:1859-1864.

Bell, G.; D. Sartor.  "Side-by-side Fume Hood Testing: Human-as-Mannequin Report"  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2561, October 2004.

Bell, G.; D. Sartor.  "Side-by-side Fume Hood Testing: ASHRAE 110  Containment Report"  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2560, October 2004.

Bell, G.; P. Matthes.  "The Berkeley Hood: An Operational Envelope Study - 2002."  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2491, December 2003.

Bell, G.; D. Sartor.  "ASHRAE 110 Tracer Gas Containment Report-SDSU: Berkeley hood; Labconco Prototype, Alpha Version-Rev. 2."  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2456, July 2002.

Bell, G., D. Sartor, and E. Mills. "High Performance Fume Hood Field Test Results and Research Agenda." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, January 2002.

Bell, G.; D. Sartor.  "ASHRAE 110 Tracer Gas Containment Report - UCSF: Berkeley hood; Labconco Prototype, Alpha Version." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2458, November 2001.

Bell, G.  "ASHRAE 110 Tracer Gas Containment Test: Prototype Berkeley hood; Final Configuration." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2457, October 2001.

Bell, G., D. Sartor, and E. Mills. "High Performance Fume Hood Field Test at The University of California, San Francisco." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report LBID-2396, September 2001.

Bell, G.C., E. Mills, D. Sartor, D. Avery, M. Siminovitch, M. A. Piette. "A Design Guide for Energy-Efficient Research Laboratories", LBNL-PUB-777, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Center for Building Science, Applications Team, September 1996, Revised 20 September 2001.

Feustel, H., G. C. Bell, C. Buchannan, D. J. Dickerhoff.  "Energy-Efficient Fume Hoods." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, (in preparation) 2001.

Mills, E., G. Bell, D. Sartor, A. Chen, D. Avery, M. Siminovitch, S. Greenberg, G. Marton, A. de Almeida, and L. E. Lock. "Energy Efficiency in California Laboratory-Type Facilities." Prepared for the California Institute for Energy Efficiency. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Report No. 39061, 1996.

Mitchell, J., M. Siminovitch, and E. Page. "Energy-Efficient Fume-Hood Lighting". Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Internal Report .

Student Reports

Chan, G. "Low-Flow Fume Hood: Baffles and Vortices." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Student Project, August 1999. Student Website

Fox, K. "Chemical Fume Hood Safety: Protecting the Health of Laboratory Workers." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Student Project, 2000.

Griffin, M. "Low-Flow Fume Hood Project: Safety, Containment Requirements and Test Methods." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Student Project, August 1999. Student Website

Roberts, M. "Air Flow through Woven Stainless Steel Mesh." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Student Project, 1999. Student Website

Vogel, J. "Fume Hood Patent Review and Barrier Identification." Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Student Project, 1999 Student Website

Other Information

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Berkeley Hood Brochure, LBNL Pub 842 Rev. F., March 2002

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"Evaluation of Fume Hood Containment Using ASHRAE 100 Trace Gas Tests", Ratcliff & Associates, March 1998

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