Particle generation from humans - a method for experimental studie in cleanroom technology

Mats Ramstorp, Markus Gustavsson, Anders Gudmundsson

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Abstract

Particle generation from humans is a severe problem when working in cleanrooms and other controlled environments. Data regarding the number of particles generated by humans are few and there are no detailed references as to how these studies have been performed. An experimental method to determine the particle release from a human being in a cleanroom was developed and used to describe the variation of particle concentration with time, in regards to both physical activity as well as the protective garment used. The particle strength of source for a human being was studied during different activities and when wearing two different types of clothing. Results from this study could not be directly compared to data found in the literature, due to the lack of historical information. However, it was found that the cleanroom garment used is much more efficient, when greater movements were performed by the test subject.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndoor Air 2005: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Vols 1-5
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Pages1572-1576
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2005) - Beijing, Beijing, China
Duration: 2005 Sep 42005 Sep 9

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2005)
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period2005/09/042005/09/09

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

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