- Listed: April 3, 2019 12:48 am
The most productive and successful scientists are intimately familiar with both the substance and style of each other’s work. Thus, science functions best when it is supported by architecture that facilitates both structured and informal interaction, flexible use of space, and sharing of resources. The open lab format facilitates communication between scientists and makes the lab more easily adaptable for future needs. This concept can be taken further to create a lab module that allows glass walls to be located almost anywhere. Ductwork can be sized to allow for change and growth and vertical exhaust risers provided for future fume hoods in the initial construction.The mechanical systems will need to be re-balanced when a fume hood is added or deleted to efficiently accommodate the numbers of hoods in use and the air changes necessary through each room.
Installing vertical risers during initial construction takes little time and costs approximately one-third of what it costs for retrofitting to add vertical risers later on. In either case, there is a good chance that the purpose of the lab will change. The equipment zone shown in the dark rectangular color in the photo to the right becomes a type of swing space. The casework is usually located on the outside wall, with islands defined as equipment zones. Mobile base cabinets are constructed with a number of drawer and door configurations and are equipped with an anti-tipping counterweight.
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The typical height of mobile cabinets is 29 in., which allows them to be located below most sit-down benches. Using the full volume of the lab space to stack equipment and supplies can be very helpful and cost-effective. Overhead cabinets allow for storage above the bench, making good use of the volume of a space. The utility services that are run above the ceiling should have quick connect and disconnect features for easy hookups to the overhead service carriers. Tables should be modular so that they can be added to or rearranged consistent with the fixed casework and the lab equipment to meet criteria for the space. Write-up stations should to be at least four ft wide to allow for knee space and hardware under the countertop. If a computer will be shared, the workstation should, at a minimum, be 72 in. Laptop computers should be considered for their compact size, mobility, and ease of storage. This is one of approximately two dozen companies that will be located in this new science city. Architects, engineers, and consultants should consider exceeding the applicable requirements whenever possible. Even stairways, fire stairs, or stairs off an atrium with built-in window seats can provide opportunities for people to meet and exchange ideas.
Atrium spaces are usually very active, popular spaces that support better communication. In some cases, individual closed labs can directly access a larger, shared open lab. The glass walls allow people to see each other, while also having their individual spaces. Flexibility can mean several things, including the ability to expand easily, to readily accommodate reconfigurations and other changes, and to permit a variety of uses. Labs must have easy connects/disconnects at the walls and ceiling to allow for fast, affordable hookups of equipment. When a hood is required, the duct can simply be run from the hood to the installed vertical riser. Vertical risers are primarily used for the hoods that exhaust special chemicals (such as radioactive and perchloric fumes) that cannot be mixed into the main laboratory exhaust system. Service shutoff valves should be easily accessible, located in a box in the wall at the entry to the lab or in the ceiling at the entry. If the entire lab is fitted with new casework, the casework may have to be changed before anyone occupies the new laboratory. The lab can be generic, with 50%–70% casework initially and the rest of the lab fitted out later. The best generic labs have some flexibility built in and can be readily modified for the installation of equipment or for changes to the engineering services or casework. Mobile write-up stations can be moved into the lab whenever sit-down space is required for data collection. Notice that none of the casework is on wheels to reduce cost and vibration concerns.
Data ports are also located adjacent to electrical outlets along the casework. The depth of the shelving can vary to allow efficient stacking of equipment and supplies. Mobile carts, as mentioned earlier, can be used to stack computer hardware as well as other lab equipment. Flexibility can also be addressed with adjustable shelving instead of cabinets. If tall equipment is set on the bench, the shelving can be taken down to allow space for the equipment. These laboratories have high, sloped ceilings which allow natural indirect light in, provide engineering services above the laboratory equipment, and provide enough space to stack the equipment easily and safely. The utility services are run above the ceiling, where they are connected to the overhead service carrier. Overhead service carriers come in standard widths and accommodate electrical and communication outlets, light fixtures, service fixtures for process piping, and exhaust snorkels. Wet labs require chemical-resistant countertops and 100% outside air and are outfitted with some fixed casework. Their casework is mobile; they have adjustable shelving and plastic laminate counters. A key difference is the substantial need for cooling in dry labs because of the heat generated by the equipment.
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Ports and outlets should be located to accommodate multiple furniture layouts. In wet labs, computer keyboards must be placed away from spill areas, ideally in separate write-up areas. Electrical outlets must be accessible for plugging in adapters. Laptops with voice-activated microphones are being developed for use in fume hoods, where use of standard laptops can create safety hazards (or where laptops might be damaged by chemical spills). Keyboard platforms can be adjusted vertically and can be mounted under the work surface.
Propur Water Filter Review: How Good Is It? Here’s What I Found by thesafehealthyhome.com
Propur water filter is a great choice for the home, camping, and survival. I looked at test results and specs and reviews by people who use it.
You start by pouring water into the top part, where the filters are. There’s a spigot near the bottom for dispensing the purified water.
You don’t want bacteria growing on your filters!
Of course, it also takes out bad tastes and odors, leaving you with delicious fresh-tasting water. But there’s no doubt that it’s not a good thing to ingest plastic!
You can use this chart to compare the capacities and prices. It also has a removable infusion tube so you can infuse the water with fruits or vegetables if you like. This makes it easier to dispense water into glasses and containers.
You can add a third filter to speed it up if you like. But after you’ve had it for a little while you’ll figure out a routine that works for you. It’s possible that they could last a little longer or they might wear out sooner than that.The answer was anywhere between 700 and 1, 200 gallons per filter. Berkey filters can last anywhere from 3-5 years, but the fluoride filters only last 6 months. Berkey has a slight edge here, but to me the difference was negligible. As far as effectiveness goes, they are almost equal, except in lead reduction. It’s also handy to have if you want a water purifier to take along when you travel. It does a great job of purifying water and it’s easy to use.
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Gravity pulls the water downward through the filters into the bottom container. In case you’re wondering about the silver, it’s used because silver inhibits the growth of bacteria. I was not able to find out exactly where the other components are made. It’s considered an “emerging contaminant”, meaning it’s been detected in drinking water, but the health risk isn’t fully known yet. This makes it a good size filter for a small family or group of 2-4. Otherwise, you have to lift up the top chamber to see how much water you have left. It does take some planning ahead to make sure you have a steady supply. Some people just fill it up at night and then in the morning they have a full container of water ready. It depends on the quality of the water you put in and how much you use it. This is for the cost of the filters, and doesn’t include the initial expense of buying the complete system. If your water isn’t fluoridated then this doesn’t really matter. In most cases, we’re talking less than 1% difference in total reduction of certain contaminants.
You can dip water right out of a lake or stream and put it through the filter.
J. Kenji López Alt Tackles The Restaurant World by grubstreet.com
If only you could prolong the grain-toasting stage, you’d get a huge enhancement of flavor — “a nutty-brown aroma, almost like toasted pine nuts” — but all that toasting would destroy your starches: no creaminess. Rinse your uncooked rice with broth first and set aside that starchy liquid; toast the rice like crazy; then stir the broth back in, reintroducing the starches you safeguarded in step one. Then, perhaps fearing further revolt, he ended the session altogether. He measures one and a half ounces of canola oil, then grinds a quarter-ounce of coriander, noting these measurements on a sticky pad. Alt said yes with little hesitation — in addition to providing a showcase for his ingenuity, it would allow him to feel more rooted in his new city. After a quick pan sear, he arranges the sausages on a carving block and tries the lamb merguez. I don’t know if they just accidentally got it right,” he says. He tells me he could never imagine himself as a wine geek, because of wine’s irreducibly squishy subjectivity. Questions of décor and music and employee dress fall mercifully outside his jurisdiction. There’s nothing more lowbrow than meatloaf, but now it’s in this big beautiful book. He admits a difference in kind between authentic cuisines and their bastardized offspring, but not a default difference in quality. People always think of that as a negative, but the ice crystals break down cell walls. He discovered that slow-cooking steak first, then pan-searing it, contra tradition, results in more even cooking and no loss of juiciness. He sings the praises of sous-vide circulators, pricey gizmos that cook food at perfectly uniform temperatures, but also devised a simple home substitute: plunging bags of sealed food into a beer cooler filled with hot tap water. Creating foolproof recipes for home cooks is one thing; cranking out foolproof grub at restaurant scale is another thing entirely. I don’t want to test on something no one would ever actually cook on,” he says. He keeps both in a closet alongside a small, pistol-shaped tool that catches my eye. He feels he gets lumped in unfairly with an obnoxious, troll-prone segment of his fan base. That’s not the case with wine, where the balance is shifted to nonmeasurable, non-tastable things, like stories about the winegrower and the terroir and trends in the wine world. All the same, he acknowledges that “no matter how much you plan, there’ll be mistakes.
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