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Toxics Use Reduction Institute

Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report

Trial Number 456

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To test nontoxic industrial cleaning solutions for oil removal.

Date Run: 10/16/08

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 grease. 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
BiogeneCleaner Initial wt   Final wt     % Removed
Biogenesis enterprise inc. BG Clean 648                        
        3.5943        3.5941        0.01
        1.0285        1.0047        2.31
        1.3704        1.4696        -7.24
A1 Hydro Park Hill Chemical                        
        3.5030        3.4841        0.54
        2.5121        2.5218        -0.39
        1.4214        1.4298        -0.59

Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

None of the products tested passed our pass rate of 85 percent.