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Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report

Trial Number 343

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Laboratory evaluations of alternative cleaning products

Date Run: 05/28/04

Experiment Procedure:
Two hundred fifty milliliters of each product was used at full strength in a 4000 ml beaker and heated to its boiling point on a hot plate. Preweighed aluminum coupons were coated with the Varnish Mix [Cooper's Creek Chemicals, Cooper Black Tank Paint No 739 (64742-89-8, 8052-42-4, 108-88-3); Sherwin Williams Company, V74B2 Black Asphaltum coating (64742-89-8, 64742-88-7, 8052-42-4)] 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 vapor degreasing. After cooling to room temperature, the coupons were weighed a final time and efficiencies were calculated.

Trial Results

Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Two of the twelve products removed over 85%.