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This profile was last updated on 6/11/10  and contains information from public web pages.

Joann Quitmeyer

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Employment History


  • University of Minnesota
Web References
Article From: Process Cleaning ..., 11 June 2010 [cached]
Article From: Process Cleaning , Joann Quitmeyer
JoAnn Quitmeyer is the director of Research and Development at Kyzen Corporation (Nashville, TN). She has spent the last 30 years formulating cleaners and lubricants for the industrial marketplace. Before joining Kyzen in 2000, JoAnn developed the Daraclean cleaner line for W.R.Grace in Lexington, MA. She also was a senior chemist at EcoLab in St. Paul, MN where she formulated cleaners and lubricants for the Magnus Division before it was sold to Man Gill Chemical. JoAnn was educated at the University of Minnesota and has authored numerous articles and text book chapters over the past 20 years.
Article From: Process Cleaning ..., 11 June 2010 [cached]
Article From: Process Cleaning , Joann Quitmeyer
JoAnn Quitmeyer is the director of research and development at Kyzen Corporation (Nashville, TN), a chemical supplier of cleaning chemistries used in electronics, semi-conductor, metal finishing and optics industrial markets.
Cleaning Challenges, 7 Mar 2005 [cached]
JoAnn Quitmeyer
Kyzen Corporation
430 Harding Industrial Drive
Nashville, TN 37211
Controlled Environments - The Future of Critical Cleaning, Barbara Kanegsberg, October 2006, 1 Oct 2006 [cached]
JoAnn Quitmeyer, Director of R&D at Kyzen Corporation, Nashville, TN, is involved in the formulation and development of an array of aqueous- and solvent-based cleaning agents.JoAnn is also of the opinion "that environmental issues will continue to be at the forefront as reduced VOC, COD (chemical oxygen demand), and BOD (biological oxygen demand) limits spread across the United States and around the world."She adds that "government legislation dictates performance.
"More and more users are screening viable candidate technologies in an effort to minimize the cost/gallon and/or cost/widget manufactured," adds JoAnn Quitmeyer.She sees a number of approaches to process-oriented cost control.Chemical loss through evaporation and atomization can be reduced through temperature reduction and installation of demis-ters.Chemical carry-over or dragout can be reduced through appropriate parts fixturing, nozzle design and positioning, and curtains.Cleaning chemistries that reject or release soils can be regenerated for re-use.Last but not least, JoAnn notes the importance of identifying methods for optimizing contamination removal.
While NVR and particulate analysis remain important, for some applications, JoAnn Quitmeyer sees the increased sophistication of Q.C. techniques and instrumentation as contributing to increased requirements for cleanliness and contamination control.
JoAnn adds that as soils become more complex and more sophisticated, techniques to increase bath-life will continue to be adopted."Bath skimming and filtration are techniques used to remove contaminants from cleaning solutions.Very few machines are being built today without some means of routinely removing contaminants."She also voices the concern that the devices to enhance bath life require routine maintenance, "something many users fail to do."
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