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Mobile Technique Identifies Contamination Sources

May 24, 2012 1:28 pm | by Mark Berdovich and Thomas Pietrykowski | Particle Measuring Systems | Comments

The rapid detection of point-source contamination locations within the cleanroom can have significant benefits for defect reduction efforts.                                           

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From the Editor: Getting to Know You

May 24, 2012 1:23 pm | by Rita Peters | Comments

While much can be learned about an audience by observing market trends and reader response, answers to direct questions provide a better picture.                                            

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Ultrasound as a Cleaning Strategy

May 1, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

Wet chemical ultrasonic cleaning with solvents, modified alcohols, or aqueous media provides for a broad field of application in the field of electronics production.

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Clean Critically

April 30, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

Contamination happens long before the product enters the cleanroom; critical cleaning often happens long before the product enters the cleanroom.

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Why Swab?

April 27, 2012 2:31 pm | Comments

The areas cleaned in a cleanroom must be sampled adequately and appropriately in order to validate the cleaning protocol.

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Effective Garment Program

April 23, 2012 8:10 am | Comments

An effective cleanroom garment program is a vital component of any successful cleanroom operation. Critical issues must be addressed such as inventory, billing, and selecting the right system.                            

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Top 10 Reasons To Buy A Data Logger

April 22, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

If you are new to data logging, you might be asking yourself "Why should I buy a data logger instead of another way to collect data?"                                             

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Wipe Selection

April 20, 2012 9:17 am | Comments

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.

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Wet Behind the Ears

April 19, 2012 3:03 pm | by Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg | BFK Solutions, LLC | Comments

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.                       

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Confusion About Killing Bacteria

April 19, 2012 3:00 pm | by John B. Durkee, Ph.D., P.E. | Comments

Cleaning is not sterilization or disinfection. These activities or processes produce different outcomes.                                              

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A Nano Reason to Stay in Arkansas

April 19, 2012 2:57 pm | by Ahmad Soueid, AIA, LEED® AP | Comments

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.

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VOC Emissions from Cleanroom Materials

April 19, 2012 2:54 pm | by Markus Keller | Comments

Volatile organic compounds can damage the integrity of a clean environment. An analysis technique can identify potential hazards.                                                  

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Evaluating Real Time Viability Detectors

April 19, 2012 2:47 pm | by Darrick Niccum | TSI, Inc. | Comments

Optical spectroscopy instruments can analyze particles in real time. Understanding performance parameters can help in instrument selection.                                           

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Controlling Contamination in Multi-Product Facilities

April 19, 2012 2:43 pm | by Elaine Lehecka Pratt | Comments

As contract manufacturing grows, will regulations to prevent cross contamination keep pace?                                           

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From the Editor: What goes around …

April 19, 2012 2:39 pm | by Rita Peters | Comments

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.                                   

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