Chapter 11: Emerging TechnologiesTable of Contents for Chapter 11
- 11.1 LIQUID CARBON DIOXIDE PROCESS
- 11.2 ULTRASONIC CLEANING PROCESS
- 11.3 RYNEX SOLVENT
- 11.4 BIOTEX SOLVENT
Download the PDF version of Chapter 11 in its entirety [30K].
|PLEASE NOTE: Some of the documents mentioned in this Section are in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). To view or print them you will need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader program installed on your computer. The Reader can be downloaded and used with no charge; check here for more information on the Adobe Acrobat Reader.|
There are several new technologies under development. Some involve substituting solvents coupled with modifications to existing machinery, while others involve the use of newer machinery. The Cleaner Technologies Substitute Assessment (CTSA) briefly describes liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) and aqueous ultrasonic fabricare technologies and the solvents Rynex and Biotex. There may be others, but these are the only ones USEPA currently has information on. These technologies are in various stages of commercial development, therefore, information is limited and may be speculative.