A) Water-based
B) Oil-based
C) Plant-based
D) Air-based


Aqueous cleaners are Water-based parts cleaning agents. Aqueous cleaners are harmless environment-friendly cleaning solutions. It is also free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and a safer cleaning solution for users. It has no side effects. Aqueous cleaners easily break the bond between dirt and surface. For all that reason aqueous cleaners are widely used in industry and commercial purposes.

Differences Between Aqueous cleaners and Solvent Cleaning

AspectAqueous CleaningSolvent Cleaning
CompositionWater-based solutions Organic solvents (e.g., acetone, hydrocarbons)
Environmental ImpactFree from VOCs, eco-friendlyHigher VOC emissions, environmental concerns
SafetyEffective for oil-based substances, quick-dryingFlammable, fumes, skin contact risks
Cleaning EffectivenessEffective for water-soluble contaminantsEffective for oil-based substances, quick drying
Material CompatibilityCompatible with metals, plastics, ceramicsNot suitable for all materials
CostHigher initial investment, long-term cost-effectivenessHigher solvent costs, disposal expenses

The choice between aqueous and solvent cleaning methods depends on specific application requirements, environmental goals, and safety considerations. Aqueous cleaning offers a more sustainable and worker-friendly option, while solvent cleaning is preferred for certain applications where quick drying and effective removal of oil-based contaminants are critical.