MAY 28–ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill.– IEST, the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology, has released IEST-RP-CC031.1, the latest addition to its Contamination Control Recommended Practice publications.
This new document, Method for Characterizing Outgassed Organic Compounds from Cleanroom Materials and Components, provides a method for preliminary screening of outgassed compounds.
Developed by IEST Working Group WG-CC031 under chair Victor K. F. Chia, the recommended practice describes a test method appropriate for characterizing organic compounds outgassed from materials or components exposed to air in cleanrooms or other controlled environments.
The method is designed specifically to screen cleanroom materials for identification of outgassed compounds detectable by dynamic headspace gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS).
IEST-RP-CC031.1 is relevant to industries that may experience adverse production yields as a result of gaseous organic contamination. The document may become the basis of an agreement between customer and supplier in the specification, procurement, and certification of materials.