HEPA Filters - Key requirements for the pharmaceutical industry
What Is a HEPA Filter?
HEPA is the acronym for “High Efficiency Particulate Air” or “High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance”. The HEPA filter is a type of mechanical filter. It works by providing a barrier in the form of a very dense filter media which is made up of very fine fibres that trap practically all particles. HEPA filters are not a recent innovation, they were developed by the American Federal Government in the early 1950s. Their original purpose was to capture the contaminants associated with the manufacture of the atomic bomb in the Manhattan Project.