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This wet bench is primarily dedicated to supporting the Battery Assembly Glove Box and the Micromeritics ASAP 2020. Permission to use this bench will be granted on a case-by-case basis with prior staff approval. You must have training to use the ultrasonic cleaner in this bench. Improper operation may permanently destroy the bath.

Working with wet chemicals can be hazardous if you don’t follow the proper procedures at all times. Violating procedure risks not only your health but also the health and safety of other users and may result in loss of access to FabLab for an extended period of time.

  • Read and understand the Materials Safety Data Sheets(MSDS) for all of the chemicals you will be using. Copies are in a binder in the Change Room or you can find them online at or from the vendor.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment at all times, including double gloves, lab coat, booties and safety glasses.
  • Wear an apron and a face shield when pouring acids from 1 gallon size containers. Replace gallon containers in storage area below wet bench. Please inform FabLab staff when acids are running low.
  • Always add acid last when making up a solution with water. Adding water to acid may result in an exothermic reaction that can spray acid all over you and the inside of the wet bench.
  • Keep the sash at or below the marks on the side of the bench.
  • You must remain in the lab when heating any acids on one of the hot plates.
  • Long-term storage of solutions in beakers may be left in the back of the wet bench only with the prior approval of FabLab staff. All containers must be labeled with a description of the contents (i.e. 10% HF/H2O), a date, name of the owner and a phone number/email address.
  • Flush acids down the sink when done. Wipe off the bench top with a damp wipe when finished. Properly clean all glass/quartzware.
  • Remove and properly dispose of outer gloves when done.
    DO NOT:
  • Put you head inside of the wet bench.
  • Sit down in front of the wet bench.
  • Fail to use personal protective equipment.
  • Walk away from the wet bench without cleaning up your mess.
  • Leave the lab when using the hot plate.
  • Leave unlabeled containers in the wet bench.
  • Under any circumstances, use caustics(bases) or solvents in this bench.
  • Have more than 2 people working at the same time.
Location FabLab | Exploratory Lab
Staff Contact MarkMark Lecates
External Non-profit / University
Small Commercial / MTECH
Large Commercial
No Charge
Reservations No upcoming reservations at this time.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thomas Loughran
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charge 1.5-hrs staff time and 1hr student lab usage
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Peter Solly
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Please charge account $436.26 for chemicals and shipping cost.
Tue, Jul 05, 2016
Peter Solly
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Charge for chemical order and shipping $ 335.43
Mon, Nov 19, 2012
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Alexander Blake
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