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Cleaning Research Projects

Trichloroethylene Reduction In Rhode Island

Through a grant from EPA Region 1 and EPA Headquarters, the TURI Lab has been working with Rhode Island companies that were using TCE. The lab developed a one day, hands-on workshop demonstrating the effectiveness of alternatives to TCE. Read more...

Trichloroethylene and Chlorinated Solvents Reduction

The TURI and the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) recently complted working on a grant from EPA Region I to assess TCE use among smaller Massachusetts industries. Read more...

Bio Based Floor Stripping

The purpose of this project was to evaluate bio-based replacements at a VA Hospital against products currently in used at that facility. The first phase evaluated a heavy duty floor finish stripper. The second phase evaluated hard surface cleaning products. Both phases were based on the preliminary laboratory testing previously at the facility. Read more...

Bio Based Alternative Solvents

SSL has investigated several solvents based on renewable feed stocks. The laboratory focused its testing on product performance on a variety of soils, substrates. Read more...

Janitorial Product Evaluation for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

The Institute's Surface Solutions Lab evaluated the performance of environmentally safer janitorial cleaning products for the Massachusetts Environmentally Preferable Product Procurement Program. Read more...

Janitorial Pilot for Greener Cleaners

Pinanski Hall, one of the older buildings of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, has served as a successful pilot for the introduction of green cleaning products on UML's North Campus. Read more...

Green Labeling Options

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Alternative Paint Application System Evaluation

The EnviroCaddie TM for spray painting was evaluated for performance and worker exposure. Read more...

Publications by TURI Laboratory Staff

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