You ideally will build a hood with a hepa filter that is 99.99% or more efficient. The cost of the fan, the filter and the plywood can actually get quite expensive.
Medium to the large working area.
Diy laminar flow hood cost. Installing ilter and sealing box. Construcing the top box for the preilter. A filter and a fan to work in harmony.
Also check out the following link with the pictures at the end regarding building a We are the manufacturers of all types of laminar air flow for microbial industries and research institutes and we are situated in porur, chennai. If you already won a good quality vacuum cleaner, then you will have to spend about 4000 rupees only for the other materials.
The total cost of the diy laminar flow hood worked out to 12000 indian rupees, (that is about 200 us dollars) including the cost of vacuum cleaner. Wiring the fan and switch. So here i am ready to share this with you.
To this adds up shipping expenses, and fiberglass. Constructing the filter housing the ilter housing is the main structure of the low hood. Made of a laminated wooden board and mild steel as well.
*total excluding the cost of designing of the whole thing, the man hours spent doing so, the prototypes and mistakes which comes to about £450, 000. For this build, i used a 24” x 48” astrocel 1 filter and a dayton 1tdu2. To build a flow hood you need.
Construcing the ilter housing and plenum. The cost of the sweat, blood and tears that were expended when prototype 3 didn’t work because of 1 silly error you forgot to check before confirming the cut… priceless. The cost of a new laboratory laminar flow hood ranges from $2000 (basic mobile hood) to $5000 (large permanent hood).the idea of this build being to greatly improve the reliability of the aseptic protocols in our lab.the laminar flow hood depends on the laminar air flow to sweep away pathogens from the hood.
I think the best is for you to build your own like i did. Merch shop is officially open! A hepa filter can come in 99.97% or more efficient at 0.3 microns.
Building a flow hood step by step building this laminar low hood can be broken down into 5 basic steps: