Investigating the Performance of a Minienvironment System

Publication Type

Conference Paper

Date Published

05/2005

Authors

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-56767

Abstract

A minienvironment is a localized environment created by an enclosure to isolate a product or process from the surrounding environment. Minienvironments have been gaining popularity to provide effective containment for critical contamination control. The use of minienvironments can provide several orders of magnitude improvement in particle cleanliness levels, while energy intensity may be shifted from the conventional cleanroom systems to the minienvironments that enclose the specific process. The purpose of this paper is to study the energy performance of a minienvironment air system in a ballroom setting, to quantify power density of such a system, and to identify areas for energy savings from high-performance minienvironments.

Conference Name

ESTECH 2005 Conference

Year of Publication

2005

Conference Location

Schaumberg, IL

Call Number

LBNL-56767