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Main Title Solvent recovery at Vandenberg Air Force Base /
Author Harris, G. E.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600-S2-84-125
OCLC Number 11635189
Subjects Air--Pollution--California--Vandenberg Air Force Base ; Solvents--Environmental aspects--California--Vandenberg Air Force Base
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-84-125 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/28/2017
Collation 3 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Caption title. At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "Sept. 1984." "EPA/600-S2-84-125."
Contents Notes
"The operation of Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) as the western launch site for the space shuttle will increase the volume of solvent waste generated. This report gives results of a feasibility study of the addition of vapor recovery and solvent purification equipment for VAFB to reuse the large quantities of waste solvent generated in shuttle preparation operations. This project - sponsored by the US Air Force, with project direction provided jointly by the Aerospace Corporation and the US EPA - included four major tasks: development of (1) design criteria, (2) a conceptual design, (3) a site layout and solvent logistics plan, and (4) detailed system design specifications. It was determined that vapor recovery can be justified at only one location, and that Freon-113 is the only solvent that can be economically purified for reuse. The final system design calls for a carbon adsorption unit for recovery of solvent vapors from the component cleaning facility (CCF) and a solvent purification facility that includes a water-wash column, two fractional distillation columns, molecular sieve driers, and two-stage filtration. It has been recommended that both facilities be adjacent to the CCF, and that a bulk Freon system be installed for the CCF to reduce the handling of containerized solvents."