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Ceramic Substrate Cleaning Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000042638D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Rogelstad, TR [+details]

Abstract

Steam cleaning, with or without a surfactant, is an effective method of removing particles or smudges from the surfaces of ceramic substrates. Ceramic substrates are moved past an array of nozzles that spray steam mixed with deionized water. The jets are positioned approximately one inch from the surfaces to be cleaned. If a wetting agent or surfactant is combined with the deionized water, rinsing nozzles spraying deionized water are added. The steam cleaning technique presents no waste disposal problems.