Prioritizing substitution of organic solvents in industrial cleaning processes

Pia Brunn Rasmussen, Thomas Jacobsen

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFrom Experience to Innovation : Proceedings of the 13th Triennal Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
    Volume7
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    PublisherFinnish Institute of Occupational Health
    Publication date1997
    Pages518-520
    Publication statusPublished - 1997
    Event13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 29 Jun 19974 Jul 1997

    Conference

    Conference13th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period29/06/199704/07/1997

    Cite this

    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.