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Printed circuit board. See printed circuit.  
A fluorinated alcohol.  
A perhalogenated chlorocarbon solvent used extensively in industrial degreasing and in dry cleaning.  
An organic molecule is perhalogenated if all the parent hydrogen atoms in a hydrocarbon are replaced with halogen atoms (astatine, bromine, chlorine, fluorine or iodine). For example, carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) is perchlorinated methane (CH4). Chloroform (CHC13) is an example of a simple chlorinated methane, where only three of the hydrogen atoms have been replaced.  
Photochemical reaction
A chemical reaction caused by light or ultraviolet radiation.  
A photomechanical product, in the form of a liquid or a laminated dry film, used in the manufacture of printed circuits. Certain types require the use of large quantities of ozone-depleting hydrochlorocarbon solvents, mostly 1,1,1-trichloroethane and methylene chloride, for their processing.  
The removal of oxides (rust) with acidic materials.  
Compounds of very high molecular weights that are made up of a large number of simple molecules which have reacted with one another.  
Publicly owned treatment works, local water/sewage treatment facility.  
Precision cleaning
Cleaning of high-precision mechanical parts and electronic sensory devices, as opposed to general metal cleaning. This is usually done under controlled atmospheres, notably in clean-rooms with low particle contamination.  
Printed circuit
A printed circuit is an electronic component designed for interconnecting the other components. It usually consists of a metallic conductor pattern on an organic insulating substrate. After fabrication, it is known as a printed circuit board (PCB); after assembly where components are added, it is known as a printed wiring assembly (PWA).  
Printed wiring assembly. See printed circuit.  

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