No net effect on GWG emissions...Bill Irving, Program Analyst, USEPA, provided the following response to a request for clarification regarding CO2 cleaning technology and Global Warming Gas regulations.
An alternative to the alternatives...In early 1995, a program was initiated by the Environmental Protection Agency to investigate new and innovative surface cleaning and degreasing technologies as alternatives to ozone-depleting compounds including 1,1,1- trichloroethane (TCA), methylene chloride, and Freon 113 [1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane, chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-113].
Not a VOC...Michael Mills, Senior Manager, SCAQMD, provided the following response to a request for clarification regarding CO2 cleaning technology and VOC regulations.
Cleaner laser welding...
Seagate Technology is a leading manufacturer of hard disk drives.
Does not pollute our drinking water...Roy Sakaida, Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer, CRWQCB, provided a letter following a visit in 1994 to observe a live demonstration of one of the first commercial centrifugal liquid CO2 cleaning systems at Haskel International, Inc.
Breaking the bonds...Marek Dragon, contamination control engineer for Xolox Corporation, has good things to say about CO2 composite spray cleaning technology.
Robert Chittick of C-MAC Quartz Crystals, located in Essex, England, describes his company’s experience with a CO2 composite spray cleaning unit for removing submicron particles from piezoelectric crystal resonators during production.