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Toxics Use Reduction Institute · Surface Solutions Laboratory
Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Client Information

Client Number 151 (Electronics Manufacturer)

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Project Number 1

Summary: Using the lab's database of testing, the following products have been used to clean aluminum

Test Objective: To clean client rejected parts to be reworked

Problems with Current Method: No system in place, need to do a one time cleaning. Possible contract for lab to clean parts.

Purpose of Cleaning: remove surface contaminants to allow for reworking.

Product Use: radar systems

Cleaning Chemicals: None

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 05/10/01 Information request Technology Transfer. 
1 05/30/01 To evaluate selected cleaners for the removal of contaminants from the pin holes. Preliminary compatibility tests on substrate coupons encouraging for at least one cleaning chemistry. More in-depth laboratory testing necessary. 
2 05/30/01 To evaluate cleaners using ultrasonic energy. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
3 06/07/01 To evaluate selected cleaner at a lower concentration. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
4 06/19/01 Pilot cleaning based on results from last cleaning trial Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.