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Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning: Types of Contamination and Contamination Resources - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323431583, 9780323431736

Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning: Types of Contamination and Contamination Resources

1st Edition

Volume 10

Authors: Rajiv Kohli Kashmiri L. Mittal
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323431583
eBook ISBN: 9780323431736
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 22nd November 2016
Page Count: 192
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Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning, Volume Ten, provides a state-of-the-art guide to the current knowledge on the behavior of film-type and particulate surface contaminants and their cleaning methods. This newest volume in the series discusses mechanisms of particle adhesion, particle behavior in liquid systems, and metallic contamination and its impact.

In addition, the book includes a discussion of the types of contaminants, with resources to deal with them and information on environmental issues related to surface contamination and cleaning. Taken as a whole, the series forms a unique reference for professionals and academics working in the area of surface contamination and cleaning that also includes information on cleaning at the micro and nano scales.

Key Features

  • Written by established experts in the contamination field that provide an authoritative resource
  • Presents a comprehensive review of new trends in contaminants and resources for dealing with those contaminants
  • Contains detailed case studies to illustrate various scenarios


Individuals involved in research and development, manufacturing, quality control and procurement in a multitude of industries such as aerospace, automotive, biomedical, defense, energy, manufacturing, microelectronics, optics and xerography. Researchers in an academic setting

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors
  • About the Editors
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Metallic Contaminants on Surfaces and Their Impact
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Cleanliness Levels
    • 3 Metallic Contaminant Behavior
    • 4 Contamination Sources
    • 5 Characterization Techniques
    • 6 Impact of Metallic Contaminants
    • 7 Summary
    • Acknowledgments
    • Disclaimer
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Particle Resuspension From Surfaces: Overview of Theoretical Models and Experimental Data
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Particle Detachment: Theoretical Models
    • 3 Resuspension Experiments
    • 4 Comparison of Theory Against Experimental Data for Particle Resuspension
    • 5 Summary and Conclusions
    • References
  • Chapter 3. GMP in Pharma Manufacturing—Description of GMP as Related to Air-Handling Units and Prevention of Contamination and Implementation of GMP Regulatory Requirements
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 GMP Guidelines
    • 3 Organization and Personnel
    • 4 Building and Facilities
    • 5 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System
    • 6 Validation of HVAC System
    • 7 Summary
    • References
  • Chapter 4. The Role of Standards in Cleaning and Contamination Control
    • Abstract
    • 1 Scope
    • 2 Why There Are Standards?
    • 3 Examples of Groups, Industry Standards, and Specifications
    • 4 Standards Evolution
    • 5 Interpreting Standards
    • 6 Points to Consider
    • 7 Questions to Ask About Standards
    • 8 Summary
    • References
  • Chapter 5. Droplet-Assisted Laser Cleaning of Contaminated Surfaces
    • Abstract
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Laser-Based Cleaning Techniques
    • 3 Droplet Assisted Laser Cleaning
    • 4 Conclusions
    • Acknowledgments
    • References
  • Index


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About the Authors

Rajiv Kohli

Dr. Rajiv Kohli is a leading expert with The Aerospace Corporation in contaminant particle behavior, surface cleaning, and contamination control. At the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, he provides technical support for contamination control related to ground-based and manned spaceflight hardware, as well as for unmanned spacecraft. His technical interests are in particle behavior, precision cleaning, solution and surface chemistry, advanced materials and chemical thermodynamics. Dr. Kohli was involved in developing solvent-based cleaning applications for use in the nuclear industry and he also developed an innovative microabrasive system for a wide variety of precision cleaning and micro-processing applications in the commercial industry. He is the senior editor of this book series “Developments in Surface Contamination and Cleaning”; the first ten volumes in the series were published in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 (Volumes 5 and 6), 2015 (Volumes 7 and 8), and 2017 (Volumes 9 and 10), respectively. The second edition of Volume 1 was published in 2016. Volume 11 and Volume 12 (this volume) are expected to be published in 2019. Previously, Dr. Kohli co-authored the book “Commercial Utilization of Space: An International Comparison of Framework Conditions”, and he has published more than 270 technical papers, articles and reports on precision cleaning, advanced materials, chemical thermodynamics, environmental degradation of materials, and technical and economic assessment of emerging technologies. Dr. Kohli was recognized for his contributions to NASA’s Space Shuttle Return to Flight effort with the Public Service Medal, one of the agency’s highest awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Houston, TX, USA

Kashmiri L. Mittal

Dr. Kashmiri (Kash) Mittal was associated with IBM from 1972 to 1994. Currently, he is teaching and consulting in the areas of adhesion science and technology and in surface contamination and cleaning. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology and is editor of more than 130 published books, many of them dealing with surface contamination and cleaning. In 2002, the Kash Mittal Award was inaugurated for his extensive efforts and significant contributions to the field of colloid and interface chemistry. Among his numerous awards, Dr. Mittal was awarded the title honoris causa by the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lubin, Poland in 2003. Currently, he is teaching and consulting in the areas of surface contamination and cleaning and in adhesion science and technology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Editor, Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives

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