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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Amgen Finds a Way to Put Wastewater to Good Use
Abstract: News article on Amgen's water conservation efforts (Kent County, RI). Amgen has found new uses for their reverse osmosis reject water, saving 160,000 gallons of water daily.
Source: The Providence Journal
Chemical Fume Hood Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: Discusses hood types, function and purpose, design, performance, inspection, and safe work practices.
Source: Northwestern University
Clearing the Air About the Latest Fume Hoods
Abstract: Learn about the latest options for more energy efficient fume hoods. Approximately 750,000 fume hoods currently in use in the U.S. - translates to approximately $3.2 billion in energy cost. (By Joanna R. Turpin)
Source: Engineered Systems
GlaxoSmithKline - Corporate Responsibility Report 2007 [PDF]
Abstract: Measures that GlaxoSmithKline is taking in pharmaceutical product design, to minimize environmental and life cycle impacts of their products and processes.
Lab Waste Management Guidelines (Updated 2012) [PDF]
Abstract: These guidelines are geared for any type of lab (schools, research, clinical, biotech, analytical etc.) and some regulatory information pertains to King County, Washington, however, there are plenty of tips on waste reduction and safer alternatives.
Source: King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
Abstract: Discusses vented equipment used in labs, biological safety cabinets, hoods and other, covering hazardous exhaust systems, high energy-efficient units, and more.
Source: American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Laboratory Health & Safety Committee
Pollution Prevention Ideas for Labs
Abstract: reducing or eliminating chemical use and chemical Suggestions for research, academic, and analysis labs to reduce waste production; substitute less hazardous materials; conserve water or electricity; and other means of reducing environmental impact.
Source: Princeton University
Primary Containment for Biohazards: Selection, Installation and Use of Biological Safety Cabinets
Abstract: aelection, installation and use of biological safety cabinets.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes of Health
Rummaging Through the Green Chemistry Toolbox
Abstract: Synopsis of presentations for green chemistry opportunities at pharmaceuticals, including solvent selection, green design for research and drug development, and more.
Source: Green Chemistry Institute
The Berkeley Hood
Abstract: Newsletter focusing on hood performance, models, and other related topics.
Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
University of Delaware Shared Core Instrumentation Centers in the Life Sciences
Abstract: Description of capabilities and typical operations for biotech research.
Source: Delaware biotechnology Institute
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