[Histonet] Formalin and Xylene odor containment

Della Speranza, Vinnie dellav <@t> musc.edu
Fri Jul 9 14:09:25 CDT 2010

I don't have any expertise in this area however I recall reading about the controversies of ozone generators. You would do well to do a bit of internet research before you take this leap. If your facility has a safety officer I'd definitely determine if there is an institution position on ozone generators.

Here is one link for information but you shouldn't have difficulty coming up with others.


Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, South Carolina 29425
Tel: (843) 792-6353
Fax: (843) 792-8974

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Subject: [Histonet] Formalin and Xylene odor containment


We have recently been using a new piece of demo equipment to control
formalin, xylene and other odors.  The unit is an air purifier from BioZone
Scientific.  Our ventilation is good in all areas of our lab and we have
always been found to be well below the particulate count allotment for
xylene, formalin, and other compounds.  However, many area of the lab still
had a heavy chemical smell (like a beauty salon, they say).  This smell goes
away with the BioZone unit, which uses UV light and ozone to break down the
organic compounds.  Does anyone else has experience with BioZone?  We are
thinking about buying it, but I wanted to hear the opinion of others.



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