Seeking Alternatives to Harsh SolventsAugust 17th, 2012
Like many organizations, the U.S. military is concerned with reducing the use of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. You can get an idea of the kind of effort they’re putting in by reading this background information on N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP). NMP is an alternative to harsher solvents, and its effectiveness can be enhanced when used in an “ultrasonic cleaning tank with NMP, followed by a heated rinse tank, filled with clean water or NMP.” The benefits include reduced solvent waste and less pollution from volatile organic compounds, both of which can ease the regulatory burden on facilities that use NMP.
For further information visit www.p2sustainabilitylibrary.mil.
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