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To evaluate the effectiveness of solvent and aqueous based cleaners at the removal of J2 on titanium substrates.
Six sets of three pre-weighed clean titanium coupons were contaminated on the bottom 1/3 of the coupon with J2 soil using a cotton swab. Cleaners were heated to vendor recommended temperatures, and coupons were immersed and sonicated, three at a time, into a beaker for 15 minutes. Visual observations were recorded every five minutes, and final weights were recorded after cleaning.
|Cleaner||Conc. (%)||Temperature (°F)||Initial wt of cont.||Final wt of cont.||%Cont Removed||% Average|
|Ozzy Juice 3||100||106||0.9661||0.1439||85.11||85.59|
*Temperature for Liquinox was lowered due to the temperature range limitations of the ultrasonic tank in the lab.
Ozzy Juice 3
The amount used during this testing was higher than the heated immersion test. This may have contributed to the decrease in performance for some of the cleaners. The table below shows the increase of J2 between the two tests. Considering many of the cleaners worked between 85%-99% with heated ultrasonics, it would make sense to still move forward with these alternatives to test on the parts provided by the client.
|Initial wt. (g) of contaminant|
|Product||Heated Immersion||Heated Ultrasonics|
|Ozzy Juice 3||0.3677||0.9661|
Success Rating:Results successful using TACT (time, agitation, concentration, and temperature, as well as rinsing and drying) and/or other cleaning chemistries examined.
Dowanol PnBGE, Metalnox 6386, and Dimethyl glutarate were the most effective at removing J2 soil from bead blasted titanium substrates using heated ultrasonics.