Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Cleanrooms provide an enclosed environment with a controlled level of particulates such as dust, vapors and airborne particles. Setting up a clean room involves a series of steps that include engineering, fabrication and a control strategy. While they are used in a range of medical, scientific and manufacturing application, we will be providing a simplistic overview of cleanrooms for pharmaceutical applications that do not handle a potent chemical or hazards biologicals. Depending on
Common Houseplant Genetically Modified to Fight Air Pollution HEPA filters are commonly used in homes to filter air pollution such as pollen, pet dander, and tobacco smoke. But there are pollutants that are too small and pass right through the filter. A research team at the University of Washington have modified a common houseplant to help remove small hazardous compounds indoors. Chloroform and benzene are hazardous are two pollutants found indoors that are far too
Cleanroom Overview and Classifications Cleanrooms are typically used in scientific research and manufacturing to provide a controlled environment for handling sensitive components and samples. Depending on your specific standards, they can allow for varying levels of contaminants, such as airborne microbes, dust, particles, and chemical vapors, that are measured by the number of particles per cubic meter. Often containments are kept at low levels since they can greatly affect the application and component. Cleanrooms are
A Brief History of the Microprocessor
Under all the plastic and glass of the device you are using to read this article sits a central processing unit or CPU.  From the latest iPhone to the satellite orbiting in space, a CPU is an essential component in all modern day electronics. The processing power found in an iPhone X is 700 times faster than Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) used during the Apollo missions. Let’s take a look at how the CPU has
Duct vs Ductless Fume Hoods
Ducted vs. Ductless Fume Hoods Ducted Fume Hood or Ductless Fume Hood? Before purchasing a fume hood there are a few variables to consider between a traditional chemical fume hood and a ductless fume hood. A traditional fume hood is generally connected to a building HVAC System and relies on this system to remove hazardous fume from the laboratory. A ductless fume hood, as the name suggests, is a fume hood that does not depend