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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?"                                             


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.


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.                       


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.                                              


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.


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.                                                  


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.                                           


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?                                           


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.                                   


Cutting Costs In Cleanroom Apparel

April 18, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

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. The garment wearer needs to be placed at the center of the process in order to re-imagine the discreet laundry contract as a component of a broader cleanroom garment system.


What is a Surface Active Agent?

April 17, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

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.


Critically Clean

April 16, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

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.


Why the Swab Matters In Cleaning Validation

April 16, 2012 10:02 am | Comments

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.


Cleaning Process SOP

April 14, 2012 8:00 pm | Comments

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.


Effective Training Solutions - An End-to-End Success

April 4, 2012 8:00 pm | by Victor Rivero | Comments

For a leading semiconductor service provider with a brand-new growth product, an aggressive schedule left no room for mistakes.                                            



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