Designing Laboratory Drainage Systems



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Designing and building a system for the drainage and disposal of chemical waste for a laboratory requires careful consideration and is a complex process.

Chemical waste is potentially dangerous and this specific type of waste demands a laboratory drainage system with a unique set of characteristics. In most cases, designers of these systems start by considering the volume and type of chemicals that will be passing through the system. These chemicals can be anything from acids, solvents and detergents to radioactive waste.

With that knowledge, designers may then include additional factors for consideration into the design process. Such factors can comprise the level of corrosiveness and hazardous nature of the chemical waste and/or the temperature of the chemical waste. All these elements are impertinent to be taken into deliberation during the design planning process as they help designers establish the key design aspects for the system which consist of the material to be used, dimensions and methods used to connect the piping system.