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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 327

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 05/26/04

Experiment Procedure:
04-AL-OI-IS-5-
Each product was used at full strength in a 250 ml beaker and heated to 96 F on a hot plate.
Fifteen preweighed aluminum coupons were coated with the Soltex Polybutene 32 (9003-29-6) using a hand held swab. Coupons were weighed a second time to determine the amount of soil added to each coupon. Three coupons were cleaned in each solution for 5 minutes using stir-bar agitation. After cleaning parts were weighed a final time and efficiencies were calculated.

Trial Results
Cleaner              Initial wt       Final wt    % Removed
Solvon PB              0.9559         0.0031         99.68
                       0.8047         0.0028         99.65
                       0.5252         0.0022         99.58
Solvon IP              0.8074         0.0009         99.89
                       0.5566         0.0004         99.93
                       0.3519         0.0010         99.72
OS 10                  0.6319         0.0617         90.24
                       0.5133         0.0532         89.64
                       0.6708         0.1791         73.30
OS 20                  0.9703         0.5957         38.61
                       0.3438         0.1393         59.48
                       0.6553         0.3556         45.73
OS 30                  0.7523         0.6048         19.61
                       0.7418         0.5511         25.71
                       0.8016         0.5047         37.04


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
Two of the five products removed over 85%.