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Main Title Wetcleaning Equipment Report: A Report on Washers, Dryers, Finishing Equipment, and Detergents for Machine-Based Professional Wetcleaning.
Author Star, A. ; Vasquez, C. ;
CORP Author Center for Neighborhood Technology, Chicago, IL.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher Apr 1999
Year Published 1999
Report Number EPA/744/R-99/001;
Stock Number PB2006-101880
Additional Subjects Dry cleaning ; Wet methods ; Laundries ; Clothes washers ; Clothes dryers ; Appliances ; Detergents ; Solvents ; Cleaners ; Perchloroethylene ; Environmental impact ; Water quality management ; Regulations ;
Internet Access
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https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=20001B7D.PDF
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NTIS  PB2006-101880 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/04/2006
Collation 34p
Abstract
Professional wetcleaning can be called something old and something new. Cleaning in water has always been part of the repertoire of professional cleaners. The ability to clean a large portion of clothes in water in an economically viable way became possible with the development of machine based wetcleaning. By reducing reliance on perchloroethylene--the most commonly used dry cleaning solvent--wetcleaning can reduce concerns regarding environmental and health impacts of the garment-cleaning industry. It can help dry cleaners provide their customers with high quality service while avoiding the burdens of regulations and liability. Wetcleaning machines are a new line of high-tech commercial washing and drying machines that increase the range of dry clean only garments that can be cleaned in water.