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Aqueous cleaning of manufactured parts/components: establishing the role of solution quality
Faculty of Engineering - Papers (Archive)
  • Liam Pettigrew
  • Long Nghiem, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
38355
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publication Details

Pettigrew, L. Nghiem, L. D. (2011). Aqueous cleaning of manufactured parts/components: establishing the role of solution quality. International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, 2 (2/3), 127-140.

Abstract

Parts cleaning has gradually replaced solvent based cleaning during the manufacturing of parts and in maintenance workshop as a much more sustainable and cost benefit technology. In this study, the performance of aqueous parts cleaning was evaluated using two industrial parts cleaning systems. One system was equipped with a microfilter and oil skimmer to prolong the cleaning solution lifetime and the other was a generic parts cleaning system, which was not equipped with any contaminant control devices. It appears that aqueous parts cleaning could offer a high degree of cleanliness suitable for most typical maintenance workshops. However, the cleaning equipment used was critical to successful aqueous cleaning. The use of a microfilter and oil skimmer can reduce the amount of residuals left on parts and significantly extend solution life.

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Citation Information
Liam Pettigrew and Long Nghiem. "Aqueous cleaning of manufactured parts/components: establishing the role of solution quality" (2011) p. 127 - 140
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/long_nghiem/53/