||Reduction of Total Toxic Organic Discharges and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) Emissions from Paint Stripping Operations Using Plastic Media Blasting.
Wolbach, C. D. ;
McDonald, C. ;
||Acurex Corp., Mountain View, CA. Environmental Systems Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.;Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
||ER-86-109/ESD; EPA-68-02-3993; EPA/600/2-87/014;
Paint removers ;
Environmental surveys ;
Military bases ;
Air pollution ;
Water pollution ;
Industrial wastes ;
Plastic media blasting ;
Volatile organic compounds
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The US. Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency and the U.S. EPA Water Engineering Research Laboratory cooperated to investigate the feasibility of Plastic Media Blasting (PMB) as a paint removal technique for aluminum military shelters. The PMB process was compared in field tests with sandblasting and with chemical stripping to determine relative cost, effectiveness, efficiency, and environmental consequence. The PMB process was judged superior to the chemical stripping process and marginally better than sandblasting based upon the evaluation criteria.