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Main Title Wash Solvent Reuse in Paint Production.
Author Parsons, A. B. ; Heater, K. J. ; Olfenbuttel., R. F. ;
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Apr 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-CO-0003; EPA/600/R-94/063;
Stock Number PB94-161130
Additional Subjects Production ; Paints ; Paint removers ; Solvents ; Pollution prevention ; Economic impacts ; Equipment ; Cleaning ; Waste minimization ; Evaluation ; Paint applicators ; Alkyd resins ; Risk assessment ; Quality control ; Test methods ; Operating costs ; Paint manufacturing
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The project evaluated solvent used to clean paint manufacture equipment for its utility in production of subsequent batches of solvent-borne paint. Reusing wash solvent would reduce the amount of solvent disposed of as waste. The evaluation of this wash-solvent recovery technology was conducted by Battelle Memorial Institute for the Pollution Prevention Research Branch of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The evaluation was conducted with the cooperation and assistance of Vanex Color, Inc. The product quality, waste reduction/pollution prevention, and economic impacts of this technology change, as it has been implemented by Vanex, were examined. Two batches of a solvent-borne alkyd house paint were prepared at Vanex--one batch made with 100%-new solvent and the other with 30%-wash solvent--and sampled for laboratory analysis at Battelle.