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Evaluation of Conversion Coatings Without Hexavalent Chromium for Aerospace and Defense Applications. 2022

  Greg Morose is the lead author of this paper along with partners at Raytheon Technologies and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in the Journal of Aerospace Technology about the test results for the four conversion coatings without hexavalent chromium. Several safer alternatives exceeded some of the specification requirements. Download PDF file (3.34 MB)

NaDCC Disinfectant in Janitorial Cleaning and Comparison to Bleach - Exposure Assessment

  April 2021: This summarizes the safety, health and environmental characteristics of the NaDCC cleaning product and how it compares to bleach-containing products in terms of cleaning and disinfecting effectiveness, safety, health and environmental protection. The report describes the composition of NaDCC tablets, their strengths and limitations compared to bleach and key literature findings related to NaDCC and bleach. The report also describes the methods and key findings of a 2019 TURI laboratory investigation to assess airborne chlorine exposures generated by disinfectant solutions prepared from NaDCC tablets and bleach. Download PDF file (788.52 kB)

Removing Acrylic Conformal Coating with Safer Solvents for Re-Manufacturing Electronics

  The research results of a TURI Academic Research Grant project identified safer alternatives to methylene chloride used to remove conformal coatings on printed circuit boards. The study, led by Assistant Professor Wan-Ting (Grace) Chen of the Plastics Engineering Department at UMass Lowell in partnership with Raytheon Company, was published in Polymers Journal. March 2021. Download PDF file (1.82 MB)