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perchloroethylene

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorless, nonflammable organic solvent, Cl2C:CCl2, used in dry-cleaning solutions and as an industrial solvent.

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  • n. An alternative name for tetrachloroethene, a non-combustible solvent commonly used in dry cleaning.

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Examples

  • Problem Product: It may make your floors look good, but a chemical in most of them called perchloroethylene can cause horrific side effects and even death.

    Lead Stories from AOL

  • Many dry cleaners will be required to find new solvents to replace a widely used cleaning agent called perchloroethylene, or perc, by 2020.

    The New Dirt on Dry Cleaners

  • Conventional dry cleaners use the industrial solvent perchloroethylene, which is toxic to humans and pollutes the air, says the Environmental Protection Agency.

    'Green' Cleaning Services

  • Traditional dry cleaning makes use of a chemical solvent, called perchloroethylene, to remove stains.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • Davis Jr. and I proposed that an experiment with 100,000 gallons of cleaning fluid (perchloroethylene, which is mostly composed of chlorine) could provide a critical test of the idea that nuclear fusion reactions are the ultimate source of solar radiation.

    Fusion

  • The evidence at trial revealed that on August 14, 2001, a 55-gallon drum of tetrachloroethylene, also known as perchloroethylene or "perc," was accidentally punctured on the property of Martin Warehousing and Storage, a company based at Sand Island.

    Hawaii Reporter

  • When it comes to dry cleaning, nothing else gets stains out like a chemical called perchloroethylene, or "perc," for short.

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  • By the 1940s, the industry had switched to a chemical call perchloroethylene (or "perc," for short) for its gentle cleaning power and lack of flammability.

    Anderson Independent Mail Stories

  • It provides the ultra-low emissions and solvent usage companies need if they wish to continue component cleaning with effective chlorinated solvents such as perchloroethylene, trichloroethylene or hydrocarbon solvents.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • The nation's most populous state and largest consumer, as well as our main food producer, California has historically been a leader in environmental protection, from clean air quality to bans on toxic chemicals like the drycleaning solvent perchloroethylene and brominated fire retardants in mattresses.

    Mindy Pennybacker: Prop 23: An oily blot on the California ballot

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