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Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report

Trial Number 275

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 09/26/03

Experiment Procedure:
Five products were used at full strength, heated to 120 F on a hot plate. Fifteen preweighed coupons were coated with Oil - Benign B-5186 (64742-52-5, 9003-29-6, 3964-69-2, 63197-48-8) and allowed to dry over the weekend 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 for a half an hour and then reweighed a final time. Effeciencies were calculated.

Trial Results
Bio T Foam Plus was sprayed onto one of the three coupons at room temperature and alllowed to sit for 5 minutes. The cleaner was then wiped clean.

Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

AW Chesterton 278 Super Solv was the only effective cleaner at an efficiency rate of 95.81%.