Environmental regulation will force current baseline precision cleaning solvent (AK-225) to be phased out starting 2015; we plan to develop a new solvent or solvent blend that will replace the current baseline solvent (AK225). This project will attempt to develop a solvent around NASA's contamination needs, by using Hansen Solubility Parameters to identify those solvent blends most compatible with NASA's known contaminants, and then test those identified solvents.
The Plan is to test at least 3 solvent blends for cleaning efficiency on coupons exposed to known contaminants. The project has already created a test process that can tie results back to work done in the 1990's. We will use this data to support the Precision Cleaning and Contamination Control (PC3) efforts over the next few years.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Johnson Space Center (JSC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Houston, TX|
|White Sands Test Facility (WSTF)||Supporting Organization||NASA Facility||Las Cruces, NM|
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