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Aqueous Technologies Releases Free Cleaning and Contamination Guide

May 12, 2015

Aqueous Technologies, a manufacturer of fully automated cleaning/defluxing machines and cleanliness testing equipment, announces that it has released a Cleaning and Contamination Guide. The guide was written by Aqueous’ CEO Michael Konrad and is available for download free of charge at www.aqueoustech.com/cleaning-book-1.

The Cleaning and Contamination (Equipment and Environment) Guide includes sections on:

  • The history of cleaning 

  • The "end" of cleaning

  • The ECM cookbook
    (Dendritic growth, electrical leakage and CAF failures)

  • Modern cleaning methods

  • Modern cleaning challenges 

Cleaning "Best Practices," protecting the environment, chemical and other process decisions are all part of this 26-page guide. Additionally, contamination failure mechanisms are covered.

Michael Konrad is an SMT Advisory Board member and President of Aqueous Technologies. Konrad was a member of IPC’s Stencil Cleaning Task Group, contributing to the IPC-7526 Stencil and Misprinted Board Cleaning Handbook and IPC 5-31Cleaning Handbook.


Founded in 1992 and headquartered in Corona, CA, Aqueous Technologies is a manufacturer of aqueous cleaning / defluxing systems. Aqueous Technologies manufactures batch-format aqueous cleaning/defluxing systems as well as ionic contamination (cleanliness) testing equipment. Aqueous Technologies also manufactures ultrasonic stencil cleaning systems. Aqueous Technologies’ products have won more than 40 major industry awards. Visit the company on the Web at www.aqueoustech.com.

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