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EPA/600/R-07/025


Demonstration Evaluation of Biodegradable Degreaser
March 2007

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Abstract:

The objective of this project was to evaluate a bio-based parts-degreasing fluid called Eagle Kleen™ manufactured by Hydra-Tone Chemicals, Inc. (HTCI). Performance tests of this methyl-ester/surfactant, ready-to-use, micro-emulsion degreaser indicated that it was effective in removing oil and grease contamination from bare metal and painted surfaces, and its degreasing power is similar to alkaline and solvent cleaners. The project included the preparation of the Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) and conducting the following three Tasks: 1 - Laboratory Testing, 2 - Site Testing (conducted at the Vehicle Shop at Robins Air Force Base [AFB], the Gas Turbine Engine [GTE] Shop at Hill AFB, and an equipment supplier), and 3 - Engineering Cost Assessment.

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Contact:

David Ferguson
ferguson.david@epa.gov

Office of Research & Development | National Risk Management Research Laboratory


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