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Main Title Reduction of volatile organic compound emissions from automobile refinishing /
Author Athey, C. ; Hester, C. ; McLaughlin, M. ; Neulicht, R. M. ; Turner, M. B.
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Author Title of a Work
Athey, Carol.
CORP Author Midwest Research Inst., Cary, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards.
Publisher Control Technology Center, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-450/3-88-009; EPA-68-02-4379; PB89148282
Stock Number PB89-148282
OCLC Number 19692725
Subjects Automobiles--Maintenance and repair--Environmental aspects ; Volatile organic compounds--Environmental aspects--United States ; Air--Pollution--United States ; Air pollution management ; Air pollution control industry
Additional Subjects Spray painting ; Automobile bodies ; Solvents ; Air pollution abatement ; Paints ; Substitutes ; Evaluation ; Chemical analysis ; Volatile organic compounds(VOCs) ; Risk assessment ; Occupational safety and health
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHAM  TD885.5.O74R43 1988 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EKBD  EPA-450/3-88-009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/19/1989
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 450-3-88-009 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 450/3-88-009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/18/1994
ESAD  EPA 450-3-88-009 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB89-148282 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Automobile refinishing (repainting) is a source of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. The study was conducted to evaluate available techniques that can be used to reduce VOC emissions from this source. The document provides information on the steps involved in the refinishing process which result in emissions, available emission reduction techniques, VOC emission levels, VOC emission reductions, and costs associated with the reduction techniques. Techniques investigated include (1) reduced-VOC cleaners, (2) replacement of lacquers with enamels, (3) replacement of enamels with polyurethanes, (4) replacement of solvent-borne primers with waterborne primers, (5) replacement of conventional clearcoats with higher-solids clearcoats, (6) installation of cleanup solvent recovery systems, (7) replacement of conventional spray guns with higher transfer efficiency equipment, and (8) add-on controls. The primary conclusions from the study are: (1) the use of available techniques could result in VOC emission reductions ranging from 3-50% of the current estimated baseline emissions from typical refinishing shops; and (2) the annualized costs for many of the available techniques are less than the cost of current practices.
"October 1988." Prepared for Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards Includes bibliographical references. "EPA-450/3-88-009."