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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 467

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

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

Date Run: 02/09/09

Experiment Procedure:
Products were selected based on the compatibility of substrate and removal of foreign substance. Used 10% 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.

Trial Results
Cleaner Initial wt   Final wt     % Removed
Kyzen Corporation, Industrial Floor                         
        0.1275        0.0307        75.92
        0.1276        0.1013        20.61
        0.2384        0.0604        74.66
Vertec BioSolvents                        
        0.1113        0.0193        82.66
        0.2803        0.0046        98.36
        0.2909        0.0440        84.87
Seventh Generation                        
        0.2615        0.0364        86.08
        0.1409        0.0276        80.41
        0.2068        0.0377        81.77
Sky Product Cleaner                        
        0.0516        0.0316        38.76
        0.3475        0.0810        76.69
        0.2288        0.0231        89.90


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
One product removed over 85% of the grease from stainless steel using immersion cleaning.