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Introduction to cleaning | IAMC

Introduction to cleaning

Every manufacturer or industrial user of chemicals performs cleaning operations, whether cleaning of equipment (e.g. chemical manufacturers) or cleaning of products (e.g. industrial users). This presentations provides a quick overview of the purposes of cleaning operations and the most important cleaning techniques.

Introduction to cleaning


  • Definition of cleaning
  • Motivation for improving cleaning operations
  • Purposes of cleaning
  • Cleaning techniques
  • Learning objectives

Key Messages

Cleaning operations are typically not value-adding processes and are a significant source of waste, downtime, pollution and costs.