The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) is responsible for the origination, publishing, and revision of 36 recommended practices (RPs) on topics of interest and of value to the contamination control industry. Currently, IEST has 59 working groups (WGs) engaged in RP production. The contamination control (CC) division of IEST is involved with the detection, measurement, and control of all forms of contamination in cleanrooms and other controlled environments.
Infection control concerns have recently caught the nation’s attention with media reports specifically related to the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) “superbug,” which led to the death of a Virginia teen in October.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (IEST) has published two new Recommended Practices (RPs)-one provides guidance for maintaining a cleanroom at the level for which it was designed, and the other covers the design and testing of modular gas-phase adsorber cells in single pass or recirculating air-cleaning systems where high-efficiency removal of gaseous contaminants is required.