International Conference on
Metal Surface Cleaning Processes
- Optimization and Assessment

November 10, 2003

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10:00 Lothar Lißner (Kooperationsstelle Hamburg)
Introduction to the aims of CLEANTOOL
10:10 Lecture 1: Need for a project and database like CLEANTOOL
  Charles Darvin (US Environmental Protection Agency)
The Solvent Alternatives Guide for Metal Surface Cleaning (SAGE) of he US EPA
10:30 CLEANTOOL Consortium: Presentation of cleaning case studies in relation to the CLEANTOOL methodology and the cleaning situations in the specific countries  

Klaus Kuhl (Kooperationsstelle Hamburg)
CLEANTOOL database

Prof. F. La Roca, Graciela Ferrer (Universitat de Valencia, Spain)
Hidden costs: a source for a win-win initiative
Hermann Thordarsson (IceTec, Iceland)
Cleaning in fish processing industry
Theodorus Chryssanthopoulos, Dr. Christos Maltezos (Public Power Corp., Greece)
Substitution, the Greek experience; cleaning of electric motors
Dr. Anne Randmer, Juhan Ruut (EMI-ECO, Estonia)
Estonian experience in metal cleaning

14:00 Lecture 2: The cleaning market, cleaning technologies and agents in the EU. User needs regarding the CLEANTOOL database
  Reiner Grün (DGO, German Association for Electoplating and Surface Technology)
Main cleaning technologies in Germany
14:20 WS 1:
Evaluation of cleaning processes.
Networking and databases in metal surface cleaning, user needs
Klaus Kuhl, Kooperationsstelle Hamburg

WS 2:
Manual cleaning , BREFS with relevance to cleaning operations and other regulations
Dr. Jutta Geldermann (Universität Karlsruhe)
Lothar Lißner (Kooperationsstelle Hamburg)

16:10 Panel discussion:
New technologies, trends and ideologies in the metal surface cleaning

Dr. Carole LeBlanc (Toxics Use Reduction Institute, TURI, Massachusetts)
Introduction to new metal cleaning technologies and methods
Prof. Panagiotis Siskos, Reiner Grün, Prof. Brigitte Haase, André van Raalte

17:00 Final lecture:
Experiences with databases in enterprises
Good practice and innovation databases as basis for information and communication between practitioners and researchers
Charles Darvin EPA

Conference language was English. Organisation by Kooperationsstelle
Venue: Hotel "Hafen Hamburg", Seewartenstr 9, D-20459 Hamburg

Conference proceedings as pdf file (11 MB)
Annex: Slides from Prof. Siskos as doc file (30 kB)
Conference poster A4 as pdf file (540 kB)
Press release (German) as doc file (1.9 MB)
Press release (English) as doc file (1.9 MB)
Comments from participants as doc file (100 kB)

Kirstin Parschat,, Tel. 0049-40-2858 611
Klaus Kuhl,, Tel. 0049-40-2858 634
Kooperationsstelle Hamburg, Besenbinderhof 60, 20097 Hamburg, Fax 0049-40-2858641

Last updated: 02.03.2004 by Klaus Kuhl