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Following are a set of P2 options you may wish to implement. No option is perfect for everyone, but sometimes options that have worked at one facility can work at yours. They might also serve as inspiration.

Unreviewed Options, Use with CautionUnreviewed Parts Cleaning Options

Options below have not been reviewed by pollution prevention specialists. They are commonly recommended and implemented for facilities.

Evaluate Reusing Solvent
Evaluate the option of reusing parts water solvent by adding a filtration unit on parts cleaner.
Reduce the volume of cleaning chemical used
Isopropyl alcohol is used to remove contaminants from plastic molded parts prior to assembly. Other cleaners have not proven to clean as well. Increased operator training can potentially reduce the volume of waste alcohol generated by making sure alcohol is used until fully loaded with contaminants.
Out-source parts or processes
Evaluate producing the parts in a cleaner environment which may eliminate the need for cleaning prior to assembly.
Parts Washer with Self-Filtering System
The parts washer will filter its solvent to the point that it is changed out less frequently.
Remove parts slowly
To prevent spillage, train employees to remove the parts from the cleaner slowly.
Reuse solvents
Install filtration or distillation units to collect solvent for reuse.
Cleaning Compounds
Parts Cleaner Non-RCRA Acid/Caustic Solution
Parts Washer and Cleaner
Utilize a citrus-based cleaner along with a heating system and filtration device in the parts washing process to reduce emissions, employee exposure and amount of waste generated.

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