Water, whether for a pubic municipality, water facility, businesses, or residential use, must be tested regularly to keep the source safe and free of potential health and environmental risks. Wastewater discharged to surface water without proper control or regulation can pollute natural water bodies, such as groundwater, lakes, and rivers. Wastewater treatment labs are integral in regulating water quality to safeguard against these environmental and public safety risks and ensure water is safe for consumption. As a wastewater laboratory design company, Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods can design and implement a highly efficient wet lab for the analysis of water samples and removal of contaminants from both residential and industrial wastewater. We can plan a task-specific laboratory solution that meets both the short-term needs and long-term goals of your wastewater treatment lab.
Laboratory design for wastewater treatment plants generally use a variety of chemical and biological treatment methods to remove contaminants from residential sewage and stormwater runoff from residential, urban, and industrial sources. We also understand the primary objective in a wastewater treatment lab design is to provide a safe environment for lab personnel to conduct tests and analyze water samples and all measures are taken to reduce of the number of exposures in case of an emergency. Therefore, we carefully analyze and identify all health and biosafety hazards and then incorporate these protective measures into the design. For example, we consider the need for separate storage areas to ensure materials are stored properly, equip necessary safety measures based on the biosafety level, and the division of lab space between clean and contaminated water areas just to name a few. Finally, the wastewater treatment lab furniture should be made from durable, non-reactive material designed for wet lab applications.
The following are some of our basic objectives for wastewater treatment lab design:
- Protect the safety and health of all lab occupants
- Flexible design that supports current and future needs and technologies
- Modular or flexible casework and furnishing to allow labs to scale up or down in a wet lab environment
- Support lean processes such as material and personnel flow, visual management, and more
- Eliminate potential sources of cross-contamination
- Layout that enhances collaboration and interaction between occupants
- Safe and secure storage of contaminated water samples and hazardous chemicals
- Accommodate simultaneous and separate ventilation for constant and proper clean airflow
KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT LAB DESIGN
A wastewater treatment lab must promote the safe handling, testing, and treatment of wastewater in a healthy environment for all lab occupants. The following are the key considerations for wastewater treatment lab design:
- Flexible and agile design that supports a wide range of testing, analysis, and lab resources
- Optimize water specimen processing and ensure the accuracy and quality of the testing procedures
- Integrate safety equipment and protocols to minimize potential threats and ensure the safety of lab occupants
WHY LAB FURNITURE AND FUME HOODS?
Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods is your comprehensive resource for all things related to laboratory design and furnishings. Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods is your comprehensive resource for all things related to laboratory design and furnishings. Our design carefully considers your unique lab requirement to meet your current and future needs.
We provide a unique customer experience we call “The Power of One.” You will have a single point of contact for your project from start to finish, including planning, drawings, budgets, recommending and procuring furnishing and equipment, and much more. Our approach is to keep it simple, efficient, accurate, and easy for you to ensure continuity and nothing is missed. You will have the lab you need on time and on budget.
The combination of our expertise, unique approach to project management, and wide range of high-quality lab products and equipment makes us your single source for designing and furnishing your new, refitted, or remodeled lab.
RECOMMENDED LAB COMPONENTS FOR A WASTEWATER TREATMENT LAB
At Lab Furniture and Fume Hoods, we have an extensive line of high-quality lab furniture and equipment ideal for a wastewater treatment lab. When designing your lab, we will recommend the lab furniture and equipment that is right for your lab to meet both current and future needs. Also, our products are protected by an industry-best five-year warranty.
Solution Series Flexible Lab Furniture
Free-standing, durable lab furniture that allows you to restructure and reorganize your space at any time.
Epoxy Resin Countertops
Attractive and reasonably priced. Optimum physical, fire, and chemical resistance required for heavy-duty usage.
SS902 Safety Station
Combination of eyewash and shower safety station (includes a stainless-steel bowl).
Wood Lab Casework
Durable and provides limitless design options.
The Eliminator 900 SERIES: Demonstration Hood
Educational viewing fume hood that provides superior ventilation to protect students and faculty.