Joe McChesney, global technology manager at Kyzen, stressed the importance of using enviromentally friendly solvents during a presentation given yesterday at Heli-Expo. The presentation, "Parts Cleaning & Environmental Concerns! Choosing a Green Solvent,” covered the guidelines and benefits of using governmental-approved solvents for cleaning.
McChesney stressed that environmental, health and safety concerns are some of the most important aspects when choosing a solvent for cleaning. The solvents must be safe for the user and the environment.
With more than 39 years of experience with solvent and aqueous cleaning processes, McChesney understands each step of the process from conceptual design to field operation. He previously served on the State of Kentucky International Trade Association Advisory board and the EPA/Clean Air Advisory board. He also owns patents for various equipment designs and processes related to solvents.