It is a luxury to be able to mix the e-liquids in upmarket premises or – in other words, in a certified cleanroom. Since they are very expensive most DIY enthusiast or even e-liquid companies can’t afford them and are forced to operate in adapted rooms.
So, what actually is a certified cleanroom and have much does it cost?
Wikipedia defines the cleanroom or a clean room as “an environment, typically used in manufacturing, including of pharmaceutical products or scientific research, with a low level of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes, aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. More accurately, a cleanroom has a controlled level of contamination that is specified by the number of particles per cubic meter at a specified particle size. To give perspective, the ambient air outside in a typical urban environment contains 35,000,000 particles per cubic meter in the size range 0.5 μm and larger in diameter, corresponding to an ISO 9 cleanroom, while an ISO 1 cleanroom allows no particles in that size range and only 12 particles per cubic meter of 0.3 μm and smaller”.
The cost of a cleanroom (with or without tools) can vary from $180/sq. ft. to $2,800/sq. ft. This is a really high cost for a DIY enthusiast or a small e-liquid company. Nevertheless, there is big added value for the e-liquid quality if it is made in such a cleanroom.
So, is there an economically fair way for the DIY enthusiasts and small e-liquid companies to mix their e-liquids in an ISO certified cleanroom?
The Vapechemy project is going to elaborate on it in its upcoming posts.