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Conservation

Ice Cold: Solid Carbon Dioxide Cleaning Symposium

September 10, 2015

This full day symposium was an opportunity for conservators and collection care specialists to explore the technology, applications, and benefits of solid carbon dioxide snow cleaning for collection treatment and preservation. Solid carbon dioxide cleaning (snow to pellet) has been tested and used in critical cleaning capacities, such as the removal of surface contamination during the production of silicon microchip wafers and precision optical lenses. Significant advances in CO² technology and its employment have produced valuable results for the field of conservation, specifically for objects with sensitive surfaces.

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