BHA01.04 Sterile hood
We are surrounded by life. Viruses, bacteria, fungi are all around and they are trying to survive. If we want to grow a particular bacteria or yeast or any organism of our interest, it is necessary to ensure that only our organism grows and there is no contamination. Our first approach was to use Bunsen burner improvised with a camping stove and gas cylinder. However, if we want to do longer experiments or more complicated cultures, a wider sterile working area will be required. The design provided by WAAG society comply with all the requirements so we decided to build it.
There were problems with the air pumps shipment so we had to assemble the hood and leave the air pump installation pending. We decided to build the hood using acrilyc due to is transparent. Pictures are showed below.