With hundreds of choices and grades, selecting the most cost-effective wipe can be tricky. The most obvious criteria is the absorbency of the wipe. But, it is not well understood that absorbency varies by the contamination.
Most cleaning processes involve a fluid. The purpose of the fluid is to get the cleaning agent to the areas of surfaces that are contaminated and then carry the contamination or soil away from the surface.
Cleaning is not sterilization or disinfection. These activities or processes produce different outcomes.
The recently opened Nanoscale Material Science and Engineering Building at the University of Arkansas is envisioned as not only a center for the University’s faculty and students, but also as an outreach center for Arkansas industry, as well as a center for nanoscience educational programming for Arkansas’s school children.
Volatile organic compounds can damage the integrity of a clean environment. An analysis technique can identify potential hazards.
Optical spectroscopy instruments can analyze particles in real time. Understanding performance parameters can help in instrument selection.
As contract manufacturing grows, will regulations to prevent cross contamination keep pace?
The witticism from baseball great Yogi Berra “It’s déjà vu all over again” rings true for my renewed relationship with the cleanroom and contamination control industries.
Diligently re-bidding cleanroom laundry service isn’t the only thing that you can do to manage cleanroom garment costs. The gownroom is the venue where the cleanroom garment program must perform.
A Surface Active Agent can be described as a substance that can modify the surface properties of liquids or solids. In cleaning applications, these agents work at the boundary layer between soil and solvent.
Too often, cleaning the cleanroom to a particular standard becomes an end in itself; reaching the goal or staying within limits of contamination may not be adequate. We have to meet or exceed the requirements.
It is critical to ensure that the swab, filters, and associated materials used during the process are of the highest possible quality and do not contribute even trace levels of impurities that can interfere with the results.
Developing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for your isolators is a difficult task and depends on the very specific requirements of a facility’s processes and regulation in its industry.
Sophisticated gas detectors are helping a pharmaceutical manufacturer measure coating thicknesses on drug tablets.