Research Program to Remove Contamination from Heat-Treated Parts
The objectives of this project are to:
- Characterize and classify the type of surface contaminations that occur with processes used upstream of heat treating
- Characterize and classify the type of surface contaminations that occur following quenching
- Identify/develop a method or test procedure to reliably evaluate and quantify surface "cleanliness"
- Develop techniques that will lead to improvements in surface cleanliness, surface-cleaning equipment design and in the development and use of alternative (green and cost-effective) cleaning fluids and processes