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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

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Client Number 123 (Mfr Boating Accessories)


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Project Number 1



Summary: SCL has evaluated several aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaners for the different contaminants. A few have shown to be successful for most of the contaminants provided.

Test Objective: To identify new cleaning solution with no VOCs and no waste stream

Problems with Current Method: VOC emissions from cleaning solution

Purpose of Cleaning: To remove oil, eliminating oil films

Product Use: compass parts

Cleaning Chemicals: Naptha

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 01/28/00 To identify a low or non voc cleaner for the removal of ink from misprinted plastic parts. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 02/23/00 To further evaluate selected cleaners for the removal of inks. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
2 02/25/00 To further evaluate selected cleaners for the removal of inks. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 


Project Number 2



Summary: SCL has evaluated several aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaners for the different contaminants. A few have shown to be successful for most of the contaminants provided.

Test Objective: To identify new cleaning solution with no VOCs and no waste stream

Problems with Current Method: chemicals used have to be under exhaust hoods

Purpose of Cleaning: remove ink from defect printing

Product Use: pump casings, name plate covers

Cleaning Chemicals: Methyl Ethyl Ketone, Butyl cellusolve

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 02/01/00 To identify a low or non voc cleaner for the removal of oil from brass materials. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 02/01/00 To reevaluate selected cleaners under heated conditions. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
2 02/02/00 Information request Technology Transfer. 


Project Number 3



Summary: SCL has evaluated several aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaners for the different contaminants. A few have shown to be successful for most of the contaminants provided.

Test Objective: To identify new cleaning solution with no VOCs and no waste stream

Problems with Current Method: Chemicals used.

Purpose of Cleaning: Wipe remove solder during assembly

Product Use: tracks and circuit board to be inserted into pump casings

Cleaning Chemicals: Isopropanol

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 02/07/00 To evaluate selected cleaners for the removal of the solder flux. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 02/15/00 To further evaluate selected cleaners for the removal of the solder flux. A follow up test, usually based on company input.