In many branches it is important to have extremely low levels of airborne particles to prevent contamination (e.g. in the manufacturing of electronic components and pharmaceuticals). This places high demands on low emissions from humans, material and processes. Clothing that prevents the emission of particles from employees is an important factor in cleanroom technology. Thus, we have studied the number of particles emitted by humans into the air and have also developed methods that determine how effectively a given material can prevent the penetration of such particles. This research has been carried out in the aerosol lab’s experimental chambers.
Financer: IFP Research (research and testing for future products).
Publications (a selection):
Ramstorp M., Gustavsson M. and Gudmundsson A. (2005). Particle generation from humans – a method for experimental study in cleanroom technology. Conference Proceedings of Indoor Air 2005, 2:1572-76, Beijing, China.