A space- and water-efficient fume hood heat exchanger system that utilizes a chilled water supply to cool laboratory equipment, reducing a lab’s operational costs and risk of flooding.
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New construction or retrofitting of laboratories containing equipment that requires cooling.
The laboratory fume hood system is composed of a heat exchanger in communication with the laboratory device(s) such that the cooling fluid absorbs heat from the device(s) as it recirculates in a closed loop. As the chilled water traverses the heat exchanger it absorbs heat from the cooling fluid, then exits the system and re-enters the building supply. The efficiency of the system design prevents fluid temperatures from ever reaching their respective boiling points.
This system meets the functional, safety, and security needs of a modern laboratory by providing an efficient means of cooling equipment with a low risk of failure. It also delivers environmental and economic benefits by reducing energy requirements, conserving water resources, and simplifying fume hood plumbing and workspace layout. Employing this system may also help a building meet sustainability standards and ensure compliance with water conservation regulations.
The KU innovation presents a novel solution to the above problems at less expense and with less maintenance than current fume hood cooling systems. The system has been designed to be an integral part of any fume hood, new or retrofit, and supports the growing regulatory movement toward sustainable laboratory design.
Any application where cooling is required in proximity to a chilled fluid supply.