Supercritical CO2 Cleaning and Sterilization of Commercial / Industrial Textile


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Supercritical CO2 Cleaning and Sterilization of Commercial / Industrial Textile
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project aims to build the first commercial supercritical-carbon dioxide textile cleaning machine to document and validate: * Real worked cleaning performance across different industrial/commercial textiles, fabrics and surfactant formulations; * Machine operating specifications including utilities (e.g. energy) consumption; cycle time; operability and workflow; component reliability; sterilization/disinfecting capabilities; * Benchmarking of all relevant performance/cost criteria vs. incumbent water. For this project, Southern California Gas Co. has agreed to provide the measurement and verification of natural gas savings, while the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power has agreed to provide measurement and verification of water savings.

Contact Information
Anish Gautam
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 327-2382


Hermosa Beach
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 - Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.
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