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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Program for Assisting the Replacement of Industrial Solvents PARIS III. User's Guide.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Year Published 2014
Report Number EPA/600/R-13-177
Stock Number PB2014-107420
Additional Subjects Solvents ; Materials replacement ; Air quality ; Chemical properties ; Design ; Environmental impacts ; Liquid phase ; Mixtures ; Static properties ; Thermal conductivity ; Tolerances ; Toxic hazards ; User manual ; PARIS III computer software ; Industrial solvents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2014-107420 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 02/25/2015
Collation 21p
PARIS III is a third generation Windows-based computer software to assist the design of solvents by estimating values of the solvent properties that characterize the static, dynamic, performance, and environmental behavior of the solvent. PARIS III works with single solvents or solvents with multiple components. PARIS III finds either a single chemical or a mixture that matches these estimated values within user-defined tolerances. PARIS III allows the user to search for replacement solvents with higher or lower values of any of these parameters to suit particular applications. Using PARIS III, one could, for example, design a chemical mixture that had an air toxicity index half the value of that in the currently used solvent while keeping other properties approximately constant or even improving them. The static properties considered by PARIS III are molecular mass, molar volume, boiling point, vapor pressure, surface tension, and infinite dilution activity coefficients. The dynamic properties are viscosity and thermal conductivity. The performance requirement is the flash point. The environmental requirements are an air index and an overall environmental impact index. PARIS III screens solvents to ensure the replacements are only in liquid phase.