This paper reports an investigation into the ability of the air supply in non-unidirectional cleanrooms to aid recovery from episodes of airborne contamination, and minimise airborne contamination at important locations. The ISO 14644-3 (2005) recovery test, which measures the rate of decay of test particles, was assessed and a reinterpretation of the test results suggested. This allowed air change effectiveness indices to be calculated and used to evaluate the ventilation effectiveness of the cleanroom’s air supply. Air change effectiveness indices were measured in various designs of cleanrooms, and reasons for deviations in the value of the indices investigated.
Decay of Airborne Contamination and Ventilation Effectiveness of Cleanrooms
The International Journal of Ventilation, Vol. 13 N°3, December 2014