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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 437

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: removing buffing compound from brass

Date Run: 03/18/08

Experiment Procedure:
Products were based on the compatibility of substrate and removal of foreign substance. Used 5% concentration and heated the samples at 135F. The coupons were immersed in a product for 5 minutes, rinsed for 30 seconds in tap water at 120F and dried in 30 seconds using compressed air is room temperature.

Coupons were coated with used oil. Using a handheld swab and allowed to dry for 144 hours at room temperature. The contaminated coupons were weighed again to determine the amount of soil added. After cleaning process the final weights were recorded, efficiencies were calculated and recorded.

Trial Results
Cleaner                    Initial wt         Final wt              % Removed
inproclean 3800
                                0.8785           0.8051               8.36
                                0.7867           0.6491               17.49
                                0.5309           0.3606               32.08
mc 132
                                1.5034           0.8708               42.08
                                1.3357           1.1224               15.97
                                0.6717           0.3121               53.54
buff clean 14L
                                0.7026           0.6022               14.29
                                0.7723           0.6484               16.04
                                1.0793           0.8416               22.02
alconox det 8
                                0.4199           0.0492               88.28
                                0.3585           0.0331               90.77
                                0.4261           0.0352               91.74
daraclean 283
                                1.0976           0.5828               46.90
                                0.3483           0.2441               29.92
                                1.3194           1.1998                9.06
daraclean kx 43
                                0.1467           0.0799               45.54
                                0.3213           0.2148               33.15
                               1.0750            0.0833               92.25
buckeye 100xl poly
                               0.8375            0.5115               38.93
                               0.7553            0.6092               19.34
                               0.4438            0.3153               28.95

us polychem spray jet

                               0.3504            0.2057               41.30
                               0.5013            0.1932               61.46
                               0.3546            0.2112               40.44
buffclean 175L
                               0.8697            0.8044               7.51
                               0.2362            0.2209               6.48
                               0.8866            0.2933               66.92
buffclean 125L
                               0.6668            0.5172               22.44
                               0.4311            0.3210               25.54
                               0.5988            0.3087               48.45


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
The one and only prodcut that has passed our test with an 85% or better is alconia 14L with a percentage of removale of 90.26%. The other products has not passed the passing rate of contaminant removal of 85%.