(Ed. Note: The largest number of cleanrooms is divided between the semi-conductor industry, driven by increased yield (or decreased cull rates), and the pharmaceutical/ medical device industry driven by health-related concerns of not causing death or illness to the public along with FDA regulatory … Read more about Cleanrooms, Minimum Testing Criteria

While the largest amount of filtration business in a healthcare facility is typically found within the air handling system, there are many unique applications where filtration is used as part of a diagnostic or medical treatment procedure. One of these applications is the aerosol treatment … Read more about Aerosol Treatment Chambers

Biosafety Level 3 is applicable to clinical, diagnostic, teaching, research, or production facilities in which work is done with indigenous or exotic agents which may cause serious or potentially lethal disease as a result of exposure by the inhalation route. Laboratory personnel have specific … Read more about Biosafety Level 3 (BSL-3) Facilities

We’ve always known that providing good air filtration to a building had many benefits from providing a cleaner healthier environment to protecting equipment, fixtures and processes. In January ASHRAE released the, “Report of Presidential Ad Hoc Committee for Building Health and Safety under … Read more about Pressure Drop Considerations in Air Filtration

Filtration is Key to Efficient Environmental Air and Process Cooling SystemsFiltration Systems Can Reduce Maintenance and Downtime Filtration Systems Can Reduce Maintenance and Downtime To strike an interesting analogy, a cooling tower and heat exchanger is to a building what the lungs and heart … Read more about Selecting the Right Filtration System

SARS users in a new world of challenges The world of Jules Verne, described 130 years ago in Around the World in 80 Days, was one where many died from infectious diseases. Consumption (TB), syphilis, pneumonia, and gangrene claimed lives now saved by antibiotics and prevention. Railroads and … Read more about SARS: The Facts Air Filter Professionals Should Know

Make no mistake about it. It is tougher than it used to be for the filter sales professional. It is a different environment than even five years ago. Sales and/or profit margins may be down; companies are reeling. With the new global economy, manufacturers are closing their domestic facilities … Read more about Selling in the New Era

When someone mentions a “controlled environment” most people think of a cleanroom or operating room. In actuality, there are 15 general categories of controlled environments1 and many subcategories under these. One of the most prevalent types of controlled environments, probably right down the … Read more about Controlled Environments – Explained

For Aerobiological Applications Air Media article published Summer 2002. by W.J. Kowalski, PE, Ph.D. and William Bahnfleth, PE, Ph.D., The Pennsyvania State University Technical input also provided by Charlie Seyffer, Camfil and Keith Chesson of Airguard. Recent concerns about bioterrorism … Read more about MERV Filter Models

According to Encarta – World English Dictionary, “clearance” is defined as “removal of unwanted objects” and “permission for something to happen.” Both definitions are pertinent to the subject of remediation of compromised indoor environments. Additionally, definition of another term, … Read more about Clear on Clearance