Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST)

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  • IEST updates recommended practices to reflect leading-edge methods

    IEST updates recommended practices to reflect leading-edge methods

    New developments covered in Recommended Practices revised recently by the Contamination Control Division of IEST include a test method for characterizing outgassed organic compounds; design and testing of Type IV (vee-bed) modular gas-phase adsorber ...

  • New ISO draft standard classifies surface particle cleanliness

    New ISO draft standard classifies surface particle cleanliness

    With today’s rapid technological progress and miniaturization, clean surfaces are of growing interest and vital importance for many high-tech industries and applications.The International Organization for Standardization Technical  Committee ...

  • New reliability prediction methodology incorporates field and test experience

    New reliability prediction methodology incorporates field and test experience

    Funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) and sponsored by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), the Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) released 217PlusTM in July 2006 as the DoD-designated  replacement for the earlier ...

    David Nicholls

  • IEST Focuses on Facilities in Nanotechnology Initiative

    IEST Focuses on Facilities in Nanotechnology Initiative

    A Journal of the IEST interview with David Ensor As interest grows in the design, construction, and operation of nanofacilities for R&D and manufacturing, IEST addresses the question: What does it take to do nanotech work? Keywords: ...

    David Ensor

  • ISO to Revise Two Cleanroom Standards

    ISO to Revise Two Cleanroom Standards

    The Working Group is reviewing airborne particulate classification factors, sampling requirements, and other clauses as it develops new editions of ISO 14644-1 and 14644-2, targeted for publication in 2008. Keywords: ISO, TC 209, 14644, cleanroom, ...

  • Environmental Chamber Temperature Calibration: Which Method to Use?

    Environmental Chamber Temperature Calibration: Which Method to Use?

    Calibration of environmental simulation temperature test chambers is anything but simple. This article addresses factors that complicate attempts to calibrate these machines, and discusses strengths and weaknesses of various calibration approaches. ...

    David C. Gibbons