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Main Title Multiprocess wet cleaning : cost and performance comparison of conventional dry cleaning and an alternative process.
Author Jehassi, O.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jehassi, Ohad.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Pollution, Prevention, and Toxics.
Publisher U.S. EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics,
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA 744-R-93-004; 68-D2-0175; EPA-68-D2-0175
Stock Number PB94-109030
OCLC Number 28957555
Subjects Dry cleaning--Environmental aspects. ; Cleaning and dyeing industry--Environmental aspects.
Additional Subjects Dry cleaning ; Air pollution abatement ; Tetrachloroethylene ; Solvents ; Exposure ; Air pollution economics ; Cost analysis ; Performance evaluation ; Multiprocess wet cleaning ; Ethylene/perchloro
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 744-R-93-004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/21/2011
EJBD  EPA 744-R-93-004 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/24/2003
EJED  EPA 744/R-93-004 +exec.summ. OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 10/05/2001
EKAM  EPA 744-R-93-004 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 07/19/1996
ELBD RPS EPA 744-R-93-004 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 11/28/2017
ERAD  EPA-744/R-93-004 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 04/27/2016
NTIS  PB94-109030 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 1 volume : illustrations ; 28 cm
The study was a collaborative effort between EPA's Design for the Environment (DfE) program and the dry cleaning industry. EPA and the dry cleaning industry formed a partnership in an effort to cut down on exposure to perchloroethylene (PCE), the chemical solvent used by most dry cleaners to clean clothes. The study compares the cost and performance of a traditional dry cleaning method using PCE to an alternative method that does not use chemical solvents. The alternative method, called Multiprocess Wet Cleaning, relies on soaps, heat, steam, and pressing to clean clothes that are traditionally dry cleaned. The results of the study show that in certain situations, the wet cleaning process is technically feasible and economically competitive with PCE dry cleaning.
"September, 1993." "EPA document 744-R-93-004." Includes bibliographical references.