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Toxics Use Reduction Institute




Surface Solutions Laboratory

Trial Report



Trial Number 476

(Client Number 153, Project Number 1)

Trial Purpose: To remove resing from stainless steel using immersion cleaning

Date Run: 01/31/09

Experiment Procedure:
Products were selected based on the compatibility of substrate and for removal of the contaminant. Ten percent concentrations were used and heated the samples at 130F. The coupons were immersed in a product for 5 minutes, rinsed in tap water at 120 F and dried using compressed air at room temperature.

Coupons were coated with the resin contaminant using a handheld swab and allowed to dry for 120 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
Sky Cleaner                        
        0.6177        0.4749        23.12
        0.4480        0.4382         2.19
        0.5442        0.4549        16.41
Green Works All Purpose                        
        0.2768        0.1345        51.41
        0.2151        0.2328        -8.23
        0.3010        0.1964        34.75
Heavy Duty Cleaner                        
        0.1875        0.1840         1.87
        0.3481        0.3399         2.36
        0.2186        0.2030         7.14
Clorox Kitchen Cleaner                        
        0.1919        0.2003        -4.38
        0.2589        0.2810        -8.54
        1.1522        1.0397         9.76


Success Rating
Lab evaluation based on vendor data.

Conclusion
No product was effective at removing the resin using immersion cleaning.