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Main Title Cost Effective VOC Emission Control Strategies for Military, Aerospace, and Industrial Paint Spray Booth Operations: Combining Improved Ventilation Systems with Innovative, Low Cost Emission Control Technologies.
Author Ayer, J. ; Darvin, C. H. ;
CORP Author Air Quality Specialists, Newport Beach, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air Pollution Prevention and Control Div.
Publisher 19 Dec 2000
Year Published 2000
Report Number EPA/600/A-01/002;
Stock Number PB2001-102834
Additional Subjects Paint applicators ; Air pollution control ; Ventilation ; Coatings ; Spray painting ; Emissions ; Organic compounds ; Volatility ; Toxicity ; Volatile organic compounds(VOCs) ; Paint spray booths
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NTIS  PB2001-102834 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The paper describes a full-scale demonstration program in which several paint booths were modified for recirculation ventilation; the booth exhaust streams are vented to an innovative volatile organic compound (VOC) emission control system having extremely low operating costs. The booth exhaust flow rates were safely reduced from 114,000 to 44,000 cfm. The program involved: (1) a baseline study, involving full characterization of booth operating conditions including a VOC/HAP emission and in-booth constituent stratification profile, and operator hazardous exposure assessments for all booths; (2) booth ventilation system modification, including construction of recirculation/partition ventilation systems, safety interlock controls, booth operating equipment, and the VOC control system; and (3) a post-conversion study to demonstrate safe recirculation system operation and adequate destruction efficiency.