Nerac Analyst Skye McClain published in the Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry: "A review of hydrofluoric acid and its use in the car wash industry"
A review of hydrofluoric acid and its use in the car wash industry.
Authored by Homer C. Genuino, Naftali N. Opembe, Eric C. Njagi, Skye McClain, Steven L. Suib.
Hydrofluoric acid (HF) is a common ingredient in car wash cleaning solutions mainly because it is highly effective and relatively inexpensive. However, HF is a very caustic and a highly toxic substance. Due to hazards associated with the storage, use, and exposure of HF to humans and the environment, there is a need to find safe, yet equally effective alternatives to HF as a cleaning agent.
Efforts geared towards finding a replacement for HF remain a challenge, but the outcome would render several benefits to the car wash industry, including abating pollution and providing a safer working environment for everyone.
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