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Title: Hazardous solvent substitution

Eliminating hazardous solvents is good for the environment, worker safety, and the bottom line. However, even though we are motivated to find replacements, the big question is `What can we use as replacements for hazardous solvents?`You, too, can find replacements for your hazardous solvents. All you have to do is search for them. Search through the vendor literature of hundreds of companies with thousands of products. Ponder the associated material safety data sheets, assuming of course that you can obtain them and, having obtained them, that you can read them. You will want to search the trade magazines and other sources for product reviews. You will want to talk to users about how well the product actually works. You may also want to check US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government reports for toxicity and other safety information. And, of course, you will want to compare the product`s constituent chemicals with the many hazardous constituency lists to ensure the safe and legal use of the product in your workplace.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
123231
Report Number(s):
INEL--95/00175; CONF-9507191--1
ON: DE96002050; TRN: 95:024633
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-94ID13223
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Electric Power Research Institute radwaste workshop, Orlando, FL (United States), 14 Jul 1995; Other Information: PBD: [1995]
Research Org:
EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; MATERIAL SUBSTITUTION; WASTE DISPOSAL; SOLVENTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT