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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 438

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: Removing containiments off of aluminum surfaces using non toxic cleaning products.

Date Run: 04/03/08

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
california parts washer solution
                    0.4668     0.0425         90.90
                    0.8404     0.0089         98.94
                    0.6322     0.0047         99.26
valtron sp 2275
                    0.9311     0.0819         91.20
                    1.2387     0.0318         97.44
                    0.7988     0.0760         90.49
shopmaster LPH
                    0.8495     0.0966         88.63
                    0.7932     0.0876         88.96
                    0.9868     0.0805         91.84
sea wash blue
                    0.8015     0.0123         98.47
                    0.9927     0.0095         99.04
                    0.8976     0.0212         97.64
sc aircraft and metal cleaner
                    0.9623     0.0551         94.27
                    0.5892     0.0363         93.84
                    0.7040     0.0203         97.12
nab 9000
                    0.9941     0.0640         93.56
                    0.8911     0.0672         92.46
                    0.8450     0.0714         91.55


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
All the products tested has passed the contaminant removal rate of 85% or better.