The Cold Jet Process — An Environmentally Sound Alternative for Particles Removal From Advanced Substrates

  • Laurence C. Archibald
  • Dan Lloyd


A process is described for cleaning surfaces by blasting with solid pellets of carbon dioxide. The cleaning mechanism is explained in terms of thermal shock and the effectiveness of contamination removal is assessed by a technique involving the measurement of optically stimulated electron emissions. Case studies illustrating the successful removal of particulates from various substrates are presented.


Thermal Shock Print Circuit Board Test Piece Fibre Material Blast Pressure 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurence C. Archibald
    • 1
  • Dan Lloyd
    • 2
  1. 1.Pera InternationalMelton MowbrayLeicsUK
  2. 2.Cold Jet Inc.CincinnatiUSA

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