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Main Title Trichloroethylene and Stoddard Solvent Reduction Alternatives in a Small Shop. 1989 Summer Intern Report.
Author Taylor, D. J. ;
CORP Author Minnesota Technical Assistance Program, Minneapolis. ;Aero Precision Engineering Co., Saint Paul Lake, MN.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher 1989
Year Published 1989
Stock Number PB95-235230
Additional Subjects Machine industry ; Solvents ; Cleaning methods ; Degreasers ; Solid waste management ; Trichloroethylene ; Stoddard solvents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235230 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 37p
Aero Precision Engineering Corp. is a small screw machine shop which produces precision parts for industry located in St. Paul Park, MN. The project focused on identifying satisfactory water-based substitutes for trichloroethylene (TCE) used both as a vapor degreaser and as a cold solvent in a small covered container. At the time of the project, the company used about 500 gallons of trichloroethylene with approximately 165 gallons shipped off site as waste annually. The solvent was used primarily to remove cutting oil and metal chips from production parts. In identifying a standard for evaluating alterantives to the solvent for cleaning, it was noted that parts cleaned in the cold bucket were definitely not as clean as those cleaned in the vapor degreaser.