Replacing Solvent with Aqueous Detergent at a Small Metal Fabricator

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

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ISTC's technical assistance program engineers successfully facilitated the adoption of an alternative aqueous (water-based) detergent parts cleaning system, which replaced the use of solvent parts clearing at a small, rural metal fabricating shop. The detergent is safer for employees; less harmful to the environment; and saves the company money. Employees like the new process because it's simple and cleans the parts better.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Place of PublicationChampaign, IL
PublisherIllinois Sustainable Technology Center
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Publication series

NameTN Series (Illinois Sustainable Technology Center)


  • Solvents -- Environmental aspects
  • Metal fabrication -- Pollution Prevention -- Illinois -- Case studies


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