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Trichloroethylene (TCE) Alternatives Project

Organization(s) Environmental Protection Agency - Region 1
Project Description As part of its Trichloroethylene (TCE) Alternatives Project, EPA Region 1-New England staff is conducting site visits to Providence, RI facilities that use TCE as a degreasing solvent. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) identified the targeted facilities, most of which are military contractors or remnants of the once thriving jewelry industry. To identify an alternative cleaning solution, samples of the oil, grease, and/or polishing compounds are collected from the facilities and sent to the Surface Solutions Cleaning Lab (SSL) at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell for evaluation. A hands-on cleaning workshop is being scheduled for the end of September 2006 to demonstrate the cleaning potential of these alternative products.

Project Contact
Name Linda Darveau
Phone 617-918-1718
Project Keywords
Processes Cleaning, Solvent Recovery
Industrial Sectors Military Facilities
Activity Keywords Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 16 No. 2, Fall 2006 [PDF]


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