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Tech 101 Sharon Henry

INTRO TO CLEANROOMS Cleanrooms, first developed for the aerospace and microtechnology industries, are used in biotechnology and medical research, where a particle of dust could compromise the integrity of critical wiring connections or biological experiments.

AIR FLOW HEPA filters remove particles as small as 0.5 microns.

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LAMINAR FLOW Clean air travels downward at a velocity of about 90 feet per minute, swiftly removing any particles on people or equipment.

BUNNY SUITS

Technicians wear special suits designed to keep contaminants such as skin flakes, hair and clothing fibers from damaging the quality of products and research.

AIR RETURN Air and particles are flushed out through venting placed low in the walls or holes in raised flooring.

Air shower

In a self-contained passage, blowers use Class 100 air to dislodge and remove particles from workers before they enter a cleanroom.

Sticky mats Tacky surface pulls particles from feet.

Climate control

Temperature and humidity levels are regulated to ensure peak performance of materials and uniformity of yield. Temperature 68-72°F

Humidity 45-55%

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An award-winning semi-annual publication of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the Univ....

INTERFACE Magazine, Spring 2019  

An award-winning semi-annual publication of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at the Univ....

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