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(Environmental and Water Quality Instruments)
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This paper describes ERIX applications for acid waste and copper rinse wastewater treatment.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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The key safety objective in operating vacuum pumps with flammable gas mixtures should be to maintain the pumped gas mixture outside the flammable gas range, as far as possible. There are vacuum pumps... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Emerging applications, such as thin-film solar cell manufacturing in the solar industry and silicon/silicon germanium (Si/SiGe) epitaxy in the semiconductor industry, are using increasing levels of... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing requires vacuum-based processing tools for many critical steps, from mono- to polycrystalline silicon growth to thin-film depositions on silicon wafers.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Pumps)
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Far from disappearing as a result of the introduction of solid state electronics, vacuum pumping technology today plays a key supporting role in at least 70 general manufacturing applications,... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Predictive diagnostics techniques are applied to networked vacuum systems in wafer-processing applications using an array of data col┬Člection, mining, and advanced analysis concepts. By utilizing data... (View Full Article)
(Environmental and Water Quality Instruments)
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Electrodeionization (EDI) is one of the unit operations used to produce high-purity water. EDI can remove ionic containments from selected wastewater streams, so water can be recycled for reuse.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Vacuum and exhaust gas management are critical components of semiconductor manufacturing. While these systems are usually hidden away out of sight-and out of mind-in the process tool or the sub fab,... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Vacuum technology is not often considered as leading semiconductor manufacturing. However, a look back at the last 50 years reveals that it has played an essential supporting role. Complex... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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As the use of vacuum-based equipment in industrial applications continues to grow, vacuum pump system life cycle costs are increasingly scrutinised. Andrew Chew of Edwards, outlines the factors that... (View Full Article)
(Chemicals and Raw Materials)
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As the volume of compound semiconductor (CS) processing ramps up, driven primarily by demand for new light emitting diode (LED) products, manufacturers must deal with a variety of process gas... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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In the semiconductor industry, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) chambers were traditionally cleaned using perfluorocarbon (PFC) gases such as C2F6 and CF4. Michael R. Czerniak and Kirel Tang, Edwards,... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Selecting the right vacuum pumping system for your heat treat application is a complex and challenging task with the realization that no single type of vacuum pump is likely to provide all the... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Although the great majority of carburising is still carried out at atmospheric pressure, recent developments in vacuum furnaces and steel technology have meant that carburising can now be carried out... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Building on years of experience in harsh semiconductor applications such as metal etch, PVD, and CVD, as well as LCD processes, Edwards has moved on to develop a new generation of turbo pumps with... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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This presentation gives an overview of the technology of contemporary primary and secondary mechanical vacuum pumps. For reference a brief history of vacuum and a summary of important and basic vacuum... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Low pressure nitriding applications typically involve the use of ammonia gas as the source of nitrogen. Careful consideration of material selection is needed for the vacuum pump system. In addition... (View Full Article)
(Air Quality)
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One highly effective way to reduce LED manufacturing costs involves switching from wet scrubber exhaust abatement systems to combustion-based abatement technology, explains Mike Czerniak of Edwards.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Vacuum is used to control the environment in many heat treatment processes and the vacuum pumping systems used may be simple or complex. This article offers practical recommendations to handle... (View Full Article)
(Calibration and Testing Services)
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There are many drivers for vacuum configuration in mass spectrometry (MS) and other scientific instrumentation applications. These include: vacuum performance of the primary pump itself (speed,... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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This article provides an introduction on how to apply the principles of ATEX legislation and its supporting documentation to the internal flammable atmospheres associated with vacuum pumps.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Pumps)
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The rapid expansion of photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing worldwide is driving growth in advanced vacuum and abatement solutions across all geographic markets. In particular, as PV fabrication... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Investment in steel vacuum degassing processes, both in new plant and upgrades of existing plant, is continuing as steel companies see the opportunity to increase the value added component of their... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Investment in steel vacuum degassing processes, both in new plant and upgrades of existing plant, is continuing as steel companies see the opportunity to increase the value added component of their... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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The success in converting biomass feedstock to financially viable products is down to combining good ideas and optimising resources such as vacuum. Safety, pollution prevention and control, energy... (View Full Article)
(Contract Manufacturing and Fabrication)
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Not only must the photovoltaics industry work to reach grid parity, but it must also maintain an environmentally sound manufacturing profile so as not to negate the benefits of solar's clean energy.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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The goal of a single _dry_ pump capable of reaching high vacuum and itself exhausting to atmospheric pressure has long existed in the vacuum field. The development of a single-shaft, high-speed pump... (View Full Article)
(Environmental and Water Quality Instruments)
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Waste rinses from an actual copper CMP process in a fab were treated using an ion exchange system. Optimization took place around column flow rate, resin type and post-treatment flocculation agents.... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Vacuum degassing (VD) and vacuum oxygen decarburisation (VOD) are the main processes in secondary steel making. The large volumes of dissolved contaminant gases arising and the generation of metallic... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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Atomic layer deposition (ALD) processes require vacuum conditions both for proper deposition and adequate purging of precursors from the chamber. Since the ALD process is surface driven, the high... (View Full Article)
(Vacuum Equipment)
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In the 2004 update of the ITRS, many targeted milestones for wafer cleaning remain unchanged from the previous year, but near-term and long-term requirements will undergo greater scrutiny during the... (View Full Article)

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