Beginner guide to particle technology


Learn the Basics of Particles and Particle Counting

This guide helps those new to particle counting get comfortable with the basic details and concepts around monitoring and controlling contamination. Written by the global experts in contamination monitoring, in a simple to follow format, this guide has been the industry standard for more than 30 years, with constant revisions to keep up with new approaches, regulations, and technologies.

In Beginner Guide to Particle Technology, you will learn about:

  • ISO 14644-1 cleanroom classifications
  • Three types of particles: non-viable organic, viable organic and inorganic
    • The size of particles
    • The concentration of varying levels of particles in different air densities
  • Materials found in your cleanroom
    • Prolific particle generators in your cleanroom
    • The influence of gravity and other forces on particles
  • Transporting particles in air through tubing
    • The difficulty of sampling particles in your cleanroom
    • Minimizing aerosol particle loss within your tubing
  • Cleanroom environments
    • Controlling particle contamination in your environment
    • The filtration of particles to reduce contamination
    • Building a cleanroom
    • The standards and regulations for classified cleanrooms
    • Certifying your cleanroom
  • Particle detection
    • Optical particle counters and how they work
    • The type of particle counter you use dependent on the medium of your cleanroom
    • Using particle counters and how to analyze the results
  • Data interpretation
    • Raw counts vs. normalized counts

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