Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title Evaluation of supercritical carbon dioxide technology to reduce solvent in spray coating applications : project summary /
Author Heater, Kenneth J. ; Parsons, A. B. ; Olfenbuttel., R. F.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Parsons, Alice B.
Olfenbuttel, Robert F.
CORP Author Battelle, Columbus, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory, Research and Development ; National Technical Information Service [distributor],
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA/600/SR-94/043; EPA/600/R-94/043; EPA-68-C0-0003; R PB94160538
Stock Number PB94-160629
Subjects Spray painting--Environmental aspects--United States ; Pollution control industry--United States ; Lacquer and lacquering--Environmental aspects--United States ; Waste minimization--United States
Additional Subjects Supercritical fluids ; Carbon dioxide ; Spray coating ; Pollution prevention ; Organic solvents ; Substitutes ; Paints ; Aerosols ; Woodworking ; Industrial wastes ; Diluents ; Quality control ; Cost engineering ; Nitrocellulose ; Chairs ; Lacquers ; Furniture industry ; Clean Technology Demonstration Program ; UNICARB process ; VOCs(Volatile organic compounds) ; Waste minimization
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB94-160629 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume
The evaluation, part of the Pollution Prevention Clean Technology Demonstration (CTD) Program, addresses the product quality, waste reduction, and economic issues of spray paint application using supercritical carbon dioxide (CO2). Union Carbide has developed the technology and is currently marketing this process under the UNICARB trademark. The report reviews the UNICARB process as it is used in the application of nitrocellulose lacquer finish on a chair finishing line at the Pennsylvania House Furniture Company in White Deer, Pennsylvania. It also provides a comparative analysis between the conventional spray application methods previously used on the chair finishing line and the new UNICARB process. The report demonstrates that use of the UNICARB process can result in a net reduction in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) without increasing other wastestream products of disposal costs or negatively affecting product quality. The equipment costs and other factors that affect the return on investment for the process can be variable, but a payback period of five years is estimated for the process as implemented at the White Deer facility.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 94-0664-M. Microfiche.