||Technical, Environmental, and Economic Evaluation of Plastic Media Blasting for Paint Stripping.
Darvin, C. H. ;
Wilmoth, R. C. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.;Army Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.
Paint removers ;
Water pollution ;
Air pollution ;
Hazardous materials ;
Industrial wastes ;
Plastic media blasting ;
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The U.S. 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.