TURI Alternative Assessments
TURI has produced several Alternatives Assessments:
The laboratory at TURI completed an evaluation of common cleaning and sanitizing chemicals and potential alternatives. Cleaners and sanitizers were tested based on their ability to remove soils accrued in the primary brewing and fermentation processes, as well as to ensure sanitization of the tanks between uses. The document provides background information about the use of traditional cleaners and sanitizers in the brewing process; and provides technical, financial, environmental, health and safety, and basic regulatory information on alternatives to the traditional cleaners and sanitizers
This report provides the approach TURI researchers took to finding a safer alternative to methylene chloride used in paint stripping products, the laboratory testing process, and the results and conclusions.
TURI researchers found that there are safer, cost-effective, and performance-effective coating removal products commercially available that are viable replacements for methylene chloride and other chemicals of high concern used in coating removal products.
Perchloroethylene (perc) was designated as a Higher Hazard Substance by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction program in 2008. This fact sheet was developed by the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) to help Massachusetts professional garment care shop owners and their communities identify safer alternatives to perc for their professional garment care.
TURI developed an alternatives assessment for sports turf.
The Massachusetts legislature requested that the Institute conduct a scientific study to assess the availability of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives for five toxic or hazardous chemicals:
- Perchloroethylene (PCE)
- Hexavalent chromium
- Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)
The outcome was the identification of technically and economically feasible safer alternatives to each of the five chemicals for the specific applications studied.