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Main Title Evaluation of Propylene Carbonate in Air Logistics Center (ALC) Depainting Operations.
Author Rosenthal, S. ; Hooper, A. M. ;
CORP Author Foster Wheeler Enviresponse, Inc., Edison, NJ.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
Publisher Sep 94
Year Published 1994
Report Number EPA-68-C9-0033; EPA/600/R-94/176;
Stock Number PB94-214681
Additional Subjects Aircraft maintenance ; Paint removers ; Air pollution control ; Methyl ethyl ketone ; Environmental chemical substitutes ; Solvents ; Solvent properties ; Alternatives ; Comparison ; Radomes ; Performance evaluation ; Propylene carbonate ; N-methylpyrrolidone ; Dibasic esters ; Depainting ; Paint stripping ; Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center ; Tinker Air Force Base
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NTIS  PB94-214681 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/11/1994
Collation 43p
Abstract This report summarizes a two-phase, laboratory-scale screening study that evaluated solvent blends containing propylene carbonate (PC) as a potential replacement for methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) in aircraft radome depainting operations. The study was conducted at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center (OC-ALC) at Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB). The first phase of this study screened the performance of three solvent blends provided by Texaco Chemical Company. These blends contained varying concentrations of PC, n-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), dibasic ester (DBE), and other organic solvents. The performance of each blend was compared with that of MEK-both by the paint removal time and by a visual estimate of the amount of paint removed without any visible substrate damage (removal efficiency). Phase 2 test results revealed that PC Blend 2 performed favorably in comparison with MEK in removing paint from the fiberglass/epoxy (F/E) test panels and in subsequent paint adhesion tests, despite an indication of possible substrate damage.
Supplementary Notes Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Risk Reduction Engineering Lab.
NTIS Title Notes Project rept. Feb-Sep 93.
Category Codes 68A; 71Q; 74E; 41E
NTIS Prices PC A03/MF A01
Primary Description 600/14
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 430126428
Origin NTIS
Type CAT