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Main Title Novel Approach for Gathering Data on Solvent Cleaning.
Author Serageldin, M. A. ; Berry, J. C. ; Salman, D. I. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher May 92
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA-600/A-92-253
Stock Number PB93-121093
Additional Subjects Pollution regulations ; Cleaning ; Solvents ; Air pollution abatement ; Volatile organic compounds ; Material balance ; Clean Air Act ; Air quality data ; Data collection ; Pollution sources ; Environmental management ; Fugitive emissions ; Emission factors ; Industrial plants ; Unit operation system ; Cleanup operations
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-121093 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/12/1993
Collation 9p
Cleaning is done in industry for different purposes: to maintain industrial equipment and work areas; to remove contaminants such as dirt and process materials from the interior of process equipment; and to prepare surfaces before the next stage in a process. Cleaning tools and removable parts also require cleaning. As a result of these activities solvents containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are evaporated into the atmosphere, contributing to the air quality problem. A number of solvents used are classified as hazardous air pollutants in Section 112 of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). The purpose of this paper is to discuss a methodology to determine accurate VOC emissions from cleaning. It is founded on the concept of a 'unit operation system (UOS),' which was developed to define the emission streams that need to be considered for a material balance. The focus, for the purpose of the material balance, is the 'unit operation' being cleaned.