Solvent-free Industrial Cleaning of Printed Circuit Boards
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of EcoDesign 2009, Sapporo, Japan, 2009, 823-828 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The manufacturing industry today uses different kinds of chemicals in its cleaning processes. The industrial cleaners often contain some sort of degreasing chemical to clean parts and components before for instance sur-face treatment processes. These types of cleaning meth-ods imply expensive and dangerous handling of chemi-cals in the manufacturing process, as well as in the transportation of hazardous waste. Furthermore, the cleaning processes also use a substantial amount of en-ergy for cleaning.The aim of this paper is to explore the potential of how ultra-clean water cleaning can be used in the manufac-turing industry. In order to meet the aim, a case study was conducted at a electronic manufacturer. The data for this research was collected mainly through interviews, but also by industrial study visits.The results from this research show that using solvent-free industrial cleaning with ultra-clean water is benefi-cial from the perspectives of quality, environment and business. The quality improvement is the most important benefit that the electronic manufacturer can see by using solvent-free industrial cleaning for their printed circuit boards.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. 823-828 p.
Other Environmental Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63004ISBN: 978-4-88898-192-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-63004DiVA: diva2:375721
ProjectsSOFIQ - Solvent Free Industrial Qleaning