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Main Title Life cycle assessment for PC blend 2 aircraft radome depainter {microform} /
Author Thomas, R. ; Franklin, W. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Franklin, W. E.
Stone, Kenneth R.
Springer, Johnny
CORP Author Lockheed Martin Environmental, Las Vegas, NV. ;Franklin Associates Ltd., Prairie Village, KS.;National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1996
Report Number EPA/600/R-96/094; EPA-68-C4-0020
Stock Number PB96-207386
Subjects Radomes ; Solvent wastes--Oklahoma ; Tinker Air Force Base
Additional Subjects Methyl ethyl ketone ; Solvents ; Alternatives ; Radomes ; Strippers ; Paint removers ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Aircraft maintenance ; Solvent properties ; Life cycle assessment ; Performance evaluation ; Evaporative emissions ; Vapors ; Solid wastes ; Waste disposal ; Energy requirements ; Environmental impacts ; Economic impact ; Sensitivity analysis ; Departing ; Pollution prevention ; Dibasic esters ; N-methyl-pyrrolidone ; Propylene carbonates ; PC Blend 2
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NTIS  PB96-207386 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 181 p. ; 28 cm.
This report describes a multi-year effort to test and evaluate a solvent blend alternative for methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) in aircraft radome depainting operations. The study was conducted at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) at Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB). TAFB currently uses MEK to depaint B-52 and KC-135 aircraft randomes in a ventilated booth. Because MEK is highly volatile, many gallons vaporize in the atmosphere during each depainting session. Supported by SERDP and EPA's WREAPS program, this study began with a preliminary testing by Huntsman Chemical Company to determine the optimal formulation of the chemical stripper. We then conducted a demonstration of a formulation designated PC Blend 2, which was shown to have performance characteristics comparable to MEK. This report expands upon the completed technology evaluation through a life cycle evaluation of PC Blend 2 to determine the environmental, energy and economic impacts of each chemical and the formulation.
"September 1996." "EPA/600/R-96/094." "Contract no. 68-C4-0020." "Project Officers, Kenneth R. Stone and Johnny Springer, Jr." Includes bibliographical references.