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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 463

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

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

Date Run: 12/10/08

Experiment Procedure:
Products were selected based on the compatibility of substrate and removal of foreign substance. Used 5% concentration and heated the samples at 135F. The steel 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 minutes 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
Warren Chemical Company, Sea Wash 77                        
        0.2494        0.0319        87.21
        0.1905        0.0310        83.73
        0.2560        0.0566        77.89
 A1 Hydro Parke Hill, SW Wash 10                        
        0.2619        0.0186        92.90
        0.3544        0.0298        91.59
        0.1791        0.0360        79.90
Kyzen Corporation, Metalnox-CP30                        
        0.2577        0.0544        78.89
        0.1235        0.0270        78.14
        0.0695        0.0302        56.55
Kyzen Corporation, lonox 13302                        
        0.2069        0.0436        78.93
        0.1452        0.0598        58.82
        0.1411        0.0527        62.65
Brulin Corporation, non silicited HTP                        
        0.1714        0.0222        87.05
        0.1887        0.0316        83.25
        0.3632        0.0527        85.49
Brulin Corporation, Safety Strip SP96                        
        0.1442        0.0485        66.37
        0.2834        0.0653        76.96
        0.2878        0.0556        80.68


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
Two products removed more than 85% of the Elcutt 51 oil from stainless steel using immersion cleaning