Accession Number : ADA546848
Title : Demonstration/Validation of Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAC) for Hand Wipe Cleaning Applications
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
Personal Author(s) : Ziegler, Wayne
Report Date : Oct 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 407
Abstract : Traditionally, vehicle, equipment, aircraft, and ship maintenance utilize organic solvents containing hazardous air pollutants (HAP), such as MIL-PRF-680, xylene, & methyl ethyl ketone, to remove dirt, grease, soot, paint debris, and burned-on carbon from various parts. Tertiary Butyl Acetate (TBAC), a HAP-free & volatile organic compound (VOC) exempt solvent, can enable the DoD to demonstrate compliance with NESHAP & VOC regulations without performing the extensive record keeping required when using HAP & VOC containing solvents. TBAC has been evaluated for cleaning applications in several process lines. Demonstration programs were performed at three sites, one each from the Army, Navy & Marine Corps. The demonstration sites were Corpus Christi Army Depot, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, GA. These demonstrations showed that TBAC can replace the currently used solvents in several applications. Furthermore, cost analysis showed that such replacements are economically feasible.
Descriptors : *ORGANIC SOLVENTS , *AIR POLLUTION , *ACETATES , *CLEANING , AIRCRAFT , HAZARDS , VALIDATION , COST ANALYSIS , METHYL RADICALS , DEMONSTRATIONS , SITES , ARMY FACILITIES , SUPPLY DEPOTS , ORGANIC COMPOUNDS , XYLENES , VOLATILITY , PAINTS , GREASES , NAVAL SHORE FACILITIES , ETHYL RADICALS , KETONES , SHIPS , MARINE CORPS , SHIPYARDS , MAINTENANCE , SOOT
Subject Categories : Solvents, Cleaners, and Abrasives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE