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Cleaning Solvent Alternative

Organization(s) Connecticut Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Through a PPIS grant, CONNSTEP, Inc. was able to assist a client with the selection of an alternative cleaning solvent. The client had been using a 50/50 mixture of methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) and lacquer thinner to remove paint from stencils, shields, and paint gun tips. The cleaning mixture was used at a rate of 2,420 gallons/year at an annual cost of $12,131. In addition, the client needed to find ways to reduce VOC emissions at their facility. CONNSTEP, Inc. conducted research to identify suitable cleaning alternatives and provided the client with a list of contacts at companies that were willing to supply free testing samples of their cleaning products.

More Info www.connstep.org/web/frames.nsf/pages/news
Project Contact
Name Doreen Zaback
Phone 860-539-4904
Project Keywords
Processes Cleaning, Solvent Recovery
Activity Keywords Research and development
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 11 No. 3, Fall 2001 [PDF]


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