Fume Hoods & BSC are safety devices for the laboratory. Yet, the two are different in their applications.
|FUME HOOD||BIO SAFETY CABINET|
|What is it used for?||Fume hood removes the contaminants such as gases & vapours from the lab||BSC removes particles such as pathogens from the air stream|
|How do they work?||Fume hood works on diluting the air of contaminants||BSC works on cleaning the air of particulates|
|Whom do they protect?||Fume hoods protect the lab users||BSC protects lab users, samples, and the environment|
|How do they protect?||Fume hoods draw the air and the contaminants from the user zone and exhausts it outside the lab||BSC draws air through a high-efficiency HEPA filter to remove the particulate matter. The air usually circles back into the lab|
|What are the variants available?||Fume hood configuration varies by the application and the experiments conducted.
Common variants are – Benchtop, Distillation, Floor Mounted, Radioisotope, and Perchloric fume hoods
|BSCs are categorised into 3 variants depending on the airflow pattern – Class I, Class II, and Class III.
All three variants have HEPA filters.
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