Portait of Anders Gudmundsson. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Anders Gudmundsson

Professor

Portait of Anders Gudmundsson. Photo: Kennet Ruona

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

Author

  • Mats Ramstorp
  • Markus Gustavsson
  • Anders Gudmundsson

Summary, in English

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.

Department/s

  • Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology

Publishing year

2005

Language

English

Pages

1572-1576

Publication/Series

Indoor Air 2005: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Vols 1-5

Document type

Conference paper

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

Topic

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Conference name

10th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2005)

Conference date

2005-09-04 - 2005-09-09

Conference place

Beijing, China

Status

Published