The passage of persons into and out of clean rooms is, as of the state-of-the-art, very time-consuming and costly. To move between different clean room classes, workers must change their entire garment. The aim of this project is to develop a personnel air lock, including a novel clean room suite, allowing one to move between different clean room classes and safety zones without changing clothes. Furthermore, a cross-contamination or undesired carryover of particles should be prevented. The lock ensures that the clothing is cleaned and decontaminated on its entire surface. For this goal, a combination of different strategies e. g. new textiles and fabrics, new alternative decontamination methods, and optimization of the air flow in the lock, is utilized.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/09 → 30/06/12|