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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 266

(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 Remi Corp Re-Lion 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
Two of the five products were successful in removing the cutting fluid. AW Chesterton and Eastern Etching & Chemical products removed 93 and 88%
respectively.

Cleaner                     Initial wt    Final wt    % Removed
278 Super Solv         0.0574      0.0091      84.15
                                 0.9922      0.0141      98.58
                                 0.9189      0.0174      98.11
Bio T Foam Plus        0.8147      0.0841      89.68
                                 0.8837      0.0718      91.88
                                 0.0705      0.0207      70.64
Ecobrite AK              0.5828      0.0346      94.06
                                 0.1262      0.0311      75.36
                                 0.7383      0.0399      94.60
Rip Tide                    0.5352      0.0344      93.57
                                 0.0760      0.0252      66.84
                                 0.0715      0.0182      74.55
EZ Solv                    0.1179      0.0385      67.35
                                 0.1193      0.0448      62.45
                                 1.1147      0.0683      93.87


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
Two successful products were found for this cutting fluid.