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Cleanroom Technology: Fundamentals of Design, Testing and Operation

Cleanroom Technology: Fundamentals of Design, Testing and Operation

William Whyte

ISBN: 978-0-470-85838-7 July 2004 324 Pages


A cleanroom is a contamination-controlled environment and isessential in the industrial manufacture of many electronic,semiconductor, optical, pharmaceutical and medical products.
The use of cleanrooms for the manufacture of a large range ofproducts such as microprocessors, CD players, lasers,pharmaceuticals and medical devices continues to grow and manycompanies are using cleanrooms for the first time. At the sametime, new technology products that can only be produced incleanrooms are being developed. This comprehensive overview of thefundamentals, design, testing and operation of cleanroom systemsprovides novices with a introduction to this state-of-the-arttechnology and professionals with an accessible reference to thecurrent standards. Readers will benifit from the author's 35 yearsof experience in cleanroom technology R&D, consultancy andteaching. The text is complementary to the structure and content ofWhyte's own and many in-house cleanroom courses in the electronicsand pharmaceutical industries.
* Complementary to the highly successful Cleanroom Design, SecondEdition and the forthcoming Cleanroom Testing and Running by thesame author
* Presents the fundamentals and latest standards for the design,validation, testing and running of cleanroom systems
Pitched at introductory level and tailored to fulfil the trainingrequirements of scientists and engineers new to cleanroomtechnology



The History of Cleanrooms.

Cleanroom Classification Standards.

Information Sources.

The Design of Turbently Ventilated and Ancillary Cleanrooms.

Design of Unidirectional Cleanrooms and Clean Air Devices.

Construction Materials and Surface Finishes.

High Efficiency Air Filtration.

Cleanroom Testing and Monitoring.

Measurement of Air Quantities and Pressure Differences.

Air Movement Control Between and Within Cleanrooms.

Filter Installation Leak Testing.

Airborne Particle Counts.

Microbial Counts.

Operating a Cleanroom: Contamination Control.

Cleanroom Disciplines.

Entry and Exit of Personnel.

Materials, Equipment and Machinery.

Cleanroom Clothing.

Cleanroom Masks and Gloves.

Cleaning a Cleanroom.

"...extremely useful and helpful...very well-written, highly organized, easy to understand and follow..." (Environmental Geology, 2003)