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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 265

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 09/16/03

Experiment Procedure:
Five products were used at full strength, heated to 120 F on a hot plate. Fifteen preweighed coupons were coated with Monroe Fluid Tech Cool Tool II cutting fluid and allowed to dry overnight and reweighed.
Three coupons were cleaned in each solution for 5 minutes using stir-bar-agitation, rinsed in a tap water bath for 15 seconds at 120 F and dried using air blow off for 30 seconds at 68 F. Coupons were allowed to dry overnight and then reweighed a final time. Efficiencies were calculated.

Note: Bio T Foam Plus was sprayed onto coupons at room temperature and allowed to sit for 5 minutes. The cleaner was then rinsed.

Trial Results
Four of the five products removed over 93% of the cutting fluid within five minutes of immersion cleaning. Only Bio T Foam plus removed under 85%.  

Cleaner                    Initial wt    Final wt    % Removed
278 Super Solv        0.7797      0.0120      98.46
                                0.4984      0.0097      98.05
                                0.5264      0.0070      98.67
Bio T Foam Plus      0.8789      0.1051      88.04
                                0.1126      0.0234      79.22
                                0.5249      0.0860      83.62
Ecobrite AK             0.2364      0.0125      94.71
                                1.4922      0.0144      99.03
                                0.8249      0.0166      97.99
Rip Tide                   0.8092      0.0574      92.91
                                0.5799      0.0496      91.45
                                0.8733      0.0467      94.65
EZ Solv                   0.6229      0.0428      93.13
                                1.0819      0.0352      96.75
                                1.1213      0.0516      95.40


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
Five products were successful in removing cutting fluid.