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Main Title Solvent recovery at Vandenberg Air Force Base /
Author Harris, G. E. ; Wetherold, R. G.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/125; RAD-84-203-001-81-19; EPA-68-02-3171
Stock Number PB84-222405
Subjects Air--Pollution--California--Vandenberg Air Force Base. ; Solvents--Environmental aspects--California--Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Additional Subjects Solvents ; Spacecraft ; Environmental surveys ; Materials recovery ; Vapors ; Design criteria ; Sites ; Performance evaluation ; Purification ; Distillation ; Filtration ; Feasibility ; Cost analysis ; Waste recycling ; Waste utilization ; Liquid wastes ; Freon 113 ; Ethane/trichloro-trifluoro
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-222405 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 101 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report gives results of a feasibility study of the addition of vapor recovery and solvent purification equipment for Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) to reuse the large quantities of waste solvent generated in space shuttle preparation operations. (NOTE: Operation of VAFB as the western launch site for the shuttle will increase the volume of solvent waste generated.) This project 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. Both facilities should be adjacent to the CCF, and a bulk Freon system should be installed for the CCF to reduce the handling of containerized solvents.
"July 1984." Microfiche.