IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

The substitution of solvents with the fatty acid esters of vegetable oils

More and more companies are attempting to replace organic solvents due to their potential for flammability, toxicity and negative effects on the environment. It is in this context that replacement products are appearing on the market. The authors produced a knowledge review on the fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) derived from vegetable oils. They took into consideration the occupational health and safety, environmental, and technical aspects necessary in evaluating their use.

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Category: Conference
On screen:
  • Michel Gérin - Professor - Département de santé environnementale et santé au travail, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal
Produced by:
  • Philippe Lemay - Filming and Editing
Research Project: 0099-7420
Publication no.: CF-023
Language: French
Online since: June 14, 2011
Recorded date: November 23, 2010
Format: Video
Duration: 12:49