chapter  21
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All the parts coming from the disassembly process are cleaned. The cleaning process involves washing away dirt and dust from the parts as well as degreasing, deoiling, derusting, and freeing the parts from old paint (Steinhilper, 1998). The following paragraphs explain some of the most commonly used cleaning methods (viz., thermal cleaning, solvent-based cleaning, biological cleaning, and abrasive cleaning) associated with remanufacturing (Bras, 2007).