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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
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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
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.