What is a Clean Room?
The term “Clean Room” indicates a closed environment that may be used for mechanical, electrical or chemical processes. One of the most important aspects of a Clean Room is the presence of pure air, i.e. air with a very low presence of suspended dust micro-particles. If you want more information, please read our article on Clean Rooms: what are they? What are the guidelines?
Difference between Clean Room and Sterile Room: sectors
In addition to having different functions, Clean Rooms and Sterile Rooms also have different primary destinations of use.
Sterile Rooms are used in sectors where the presence of bacteria or germs may pose a danger, therefore in pharmaceutical environments where the presence of bacteria may compromise the products or, in the medical sector, to place patients under observation. Another sector where Sterile Rooms may be needed is Food and Beverage, for the handling of products.
The sectors that do not specifically need a Sterile Room but rather a Clean Room are the micro-electronic, semiconductor, optical and aerospace sectors. These sectors employ “simple” Clean Rooms as they mostly need to control the quantity of suspended dust.