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Given the emissions that 3d printing gives off (ABS = styrene and other chemicals, PLA give some off, etc), what options are there to filter the air in the enclosure other than venting the air out of a window?

More information on the chemicals 3d printing emit:

It looks like activated carbon filters would be a strong performer for ABS (styrene) and PLA (lactide):

Are there better filtering materials or processes for filtering the air in an enclosure?

Here's an example filter setup:

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Tap Plastics is a place that will make a VERY inexpensive “fume hood” to your exact specifications. Simply give them your measurements for the rectangular 3d printer enclosure w/a few holes at it’s base and make sure to designe the top of it w/a vent to place an activated carbon filter of your choice.