2011614&ensp·&enspPerchloroethylene Understanding Perchloroethylene This handbook is designed to provide guidance in the safe handling and use of perchloroethylene in a dry cleaning operation. Dry cleaners who handle, use and dispose of perchloroethylene properly are helping to protect the health and safety of employees, the public and the environment.
2019621&ensp·&enspTetrachloroethylene (ClC=CCl) is a colorless liquid with a mild, chloroformlike odor. Exposure to tetrachloroethylene may cause irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat, and respiratory system. It may also cause liver damage and is a potential occupational carcinogen. Workers may be harmed from exposure to tetrachloroethylene.
2015828&ensp·&enspCONDITIONAL TEST METHOD DETERMINATION OF PERCHLOROETHYLENE CONTENT OF WET WASTE MATERIALS FROM FILTERS AND STILL BOTTOMS 1.0 APPLICABILITY AND PRINCIPLE 1.1 Applicability. This method is applicable to the sampling and determination of perchloroethylene in wet waste material from diatomaceous earth filters and solvent stills at
202058&ensp·&enspDry cleaning is any cleaning process for clothing and textiles using a chemical solvent other than water. The modern dry cleaning process was developed and patented by Thomas L. Jennings. Despite its name, dry cleaning is not a "dry" process clothes are soaked in a liquid solvent. Tetrachloroethylene (perchloroethylene), which the industry
2015910&ensp·&enspPerchloroethylene is used by approximately 50 percent of the industrial dry cleaning establishments. A typical large industrial cleaner has a 230 kg (500 lb) capacity washer/extractor and 3 to 6 38kg (100lb) capacity dryers. A typical perc plant is shown in Figure 4.11. Although 1 solvent tank may be used, the
2016928&ensp·&enspTetrachloroethylene (Perchloroethylene) 127184 Hazard Summary Tetrachloroethylene is widely used for drycleaning fabrics and metal degreasing operations. Effects resulting from acute (short term) highlevel inhalation exposure of humans to tetrachloroethylene include irritation of the upper