A method for prioritizing the substitution of volatile organic compounds (VOC) used in industrial cleaning processes is developed. The result is a matrix, which, if all information can be obtained, gives a comprehensive description of the effects, exposure and emission of VOC, as well as the prospects for performing the substitution with a vegetable ester. It can be a tool for companies to decide which cleaning process has the highest demand for substitution, if there is a choice between several processes, but it may also be a tool to convince companies to use non-volatile, low-toxic cleaning agents instead of VOC.
|Title of host publication||From Experience to Innovation : Proceedings of the 13th Triennal Congress of the International Ergonomics Association|
|Place of Publication||Helsinki|
|Publisher||Finnish Institute of Occupational Health|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
|Event||13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Tampere, Finland|
Duration: 29 Jun 1997 → 4 Jul 1997
|Conference||13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association|
|Period||29/06/1997 → 04/07/1997|
Rasmussen, P. B., & Jacobsen, T. (1997). Prioritizing substitution of organic solvents in industrial cleaning processes. In From Experience to Innovation: Proceedings of the 13th Triennal Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (Vol. 7, pp. 518-520). Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.