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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

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Client Number 27 (Ceramic Coating Company)


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Project Number 1



Summary: Ultrasonics did not yield promising results. Media blasting with baking soda did have better results.

Test Objective: To find a more effective way of cleaning our support screens

Problems with Current Method: Screens are cleaned by banging them on the floor, resulting in damage.

Purpose of Cleaning: To keep openings from clogging.

Cleaning Chemicals: None

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 05/08/96 Goal of trial is to find a cleaning method Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 05/13/96 Results of Requested Testing Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
2 06/10/96 Update on feasibility of using ultrasonics Test showed little or no promise. 


Project Number 2



Test Objective: Replace toluene for prepainting preparation.

Problems with Current Method: None, want a less hazardous chemical to clean parts

Purpose of Cleaning: prepare parts for painting

Product Use: parts are used to build small rooftop size dehumidifiers

Cleaning Chemicals: Toluene

Trial Number Date Run Purpose Success Rating
0 10/19/09 To identify possible alternatives to toluene for manual wax removal. Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined. 
1 10/16/09 To evaluate products using longer manual cleaning times. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
2 10/28/09 To evaluate top products from previous trial on second supplied contaminant. A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
3 10/28/09 To evaluate top five products on third supplied contaminant using manual cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
4 11/03/09 To evaluate top five products on fourth supplied contaminant using manual cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
5 11/05/09 To evaluate top five products on fifth supplied contaminant using manual cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
6 11/04/09 To evaluate top five products on sixth supplied contaminant using manual cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
7 11/04/09 To evaluate top five products on seventh supplied contaminant using manual cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
8 11/12/09 To evaluate top five products on eight supplied contaminant using manual cleaning A follow up test, usually based on company input. 
9 12/16/09 To clean company supplied parts with the 5 most effective cleaners found during lab trials Results suggest a scale-up feasible match for cleaning chemistry and equipment. Pilot plant study with actual parts recommended.