FINAL REPORT

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY (NIST) EXTENSION PROJECT

Including Containment Performance Evaluations and Ergonomic Evaluations of Low Airflow Fume Hoods, Performance Monitoring of a Combined Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Panel System, Performance Evaluations of a Fume Hood Adsorber (Scrubber), and Performance Evaluations of a Microwave Absorbent Regenerator


PERFORMANCE PERIOD: 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2001


Principal Investigator: Rebecca Mahurin, PhD
Montana State University
Vice President for Research Office
303 Montana Hall
Bozeman, Montana 59717
406-994-2752
rmahurin@montana.edu

Project Manager: Alan H. George, PhD, PE
Montana State University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
220 Roberts Hall
Bozeman, Montana 59717
406-994-6292
ageorge@me.montana.edu


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Table of Contents

Introduction

Comments by Alan H. George, PhD, PE, Project Manager

Comments by  Rebecca Mahurin, PhD, Principal Investigator

Required HVAC Modifications to the MSU Safety and Risk Management Building by Alan H. George, PhD, PE

Combined Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Panel Performance by Craig Munger of Solar Design Associates, Inc. (SDA)

Performance of the Fume Hood Adsorber (Scrubber) and Associated Microwave-Based Adsorbent Regenerator by Chang Yul Cha, PhD, of CHA Corporation

Comparative Ergonomic Study of Prototype Fume Hoods and Conventional Fume Hoods by William Nelson of Humatec, Inc.

Evaluation 1: Containment Performance of Prototype Fume Hoods by Dale Hitchings of SAFELAB, Inc.

Evaluation 2: Containment Performance of Prototype Fume Hoods by Gerhard Knutson, PhD,  of Knutson Ventilation Consulting, Inc.

Installation of Additional Photovoltaic Solar Panels to the MSU Safety and Risk Management Building by Alan H. George, PhD, PE

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