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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1684-1691
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1684.1691
 
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Evaluation of Thermal Comfort and Contamination Control for a Cleanroom

Fu-Jen Wang, Yin-Rui Zheng, Chi-Ming Lai and Che-Ming Chiang

Abstract:
There has been a substantial increase in the working environment of cleanroom. Special garments are therefore dressed in all cleanrooms to control particles and microbiological contamination dispersed from personnel in cleanrooms. However, more tightly-woven fabrics of cleanroom garments will result in thermal comfort dissatisfaction. In this study, field tests of a cleanroom have been carried out in our newly constructed MEMS laboratory. The ASHRAE thermal comfort code was conducted to investigate thermal comfort of personnel based on field-testing data consequently. Furthermore, the effects of clothing on thermal comfort and contamination control have been assessed comprehensively. The results from computer simulation and field tests indicated that there existed optimum compromise between the predicted mean vote and airborne particle counts under different cleanroom garments. The contamination control could be achieved by proper types of garments with satisfied thermal comfort of predict mean vote between 0.5-1.0.
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How to cite this article:

Fu-Jen Wang, Yin-Rui Zheng, Chi-Ming Lai and Che-Ming Chiang, 2008. Evaluation of Thermal Comfort and Contamination Control for a Cleanroom. Journal of Applied Sciences, 8: 1684-1691.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2008.1684.1691

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2008.1684.1691

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