Replacing Dirty and Toxic with Clean and Green

Shira D. Bogner, Ph.D., TBF Environmental Technology Inc.

Introduction

Most traditional, organic solvents that are utilized daily in industrial, commercial and academic settings are known to be toxic to the end-user and detrimental to the environment. National and local regulatory authorities are continually tightening regulations to curtail the use of these toxic chemicals.

This paper introduces six new solvents developed by TBF Environmental Technology Inc. These new solvents have been carefully formulated to mimic as closely as possible the performance of traditional chemicals, without their toxic and polluting properties. They may effectively replace some of the frequently used traditional organic solvents that are increasingly being phased out of use by new regulations.