A range of suitable and standardized decontamination protocols exist for the decontamination of different types and makes of safety cabinets including both re-circulatory and ducted biological safety cabinets, utilizing either the Bioquell L2 or Bioquell C hydrogen peroxide vapor generators
Bioquell have many years experience in working with biological safety cabinets and can advise on the fastest and most appropriate methods of decontamination.
Hydrogen peroxide vapor has many advantages over alternative methods such as formaldehyde including its speed, safety and the ability of the lab to stay operational during the cabinet decontamination process.
Hydrogen peroxide vapor is an ideal method for providing a safe and effective method for the decontamination of Biological Safety Cabinets either routinely or prior to servicing or carrying out DOP test on the HEPA filters. Holding the decontamination at negative pressure means that the risk of hydrogen peroxide leakage is minimized thus negating the need to vacate the room during the decontamination process.
Will hydrogen peroxide vapor damage my HEPA filters?
Hydrogen peroxide vapor is safe to use with all modern HEPA filters. Mainstream, hydrogen peroxide generators contain HEPA filters that are continually exposed to hydrogen peroxide during the decontamination process with no adverse effect.