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MANUAL: BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR POLLUTION PREVENTION IN THE SLABSTOCK AND MOLDED FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM INDUSTRY
Battye, W. MANUAL: BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR POLLUTION PREVENTION IN THE SLABSTOCK AND MOLDED FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAM INDUSTRY. EPA/625/R-96/005 (NTIS 97-156426), 1997.
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments require EPA to develop standards for major emission sources of 189 hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). EPA has identified the flexible polyurethane foam industry as a large emitter of HAPs and has slated the industry for regulation under Title III, with standards scheduled to be Promulgated no later than November 15, 1997. This manual presents pollution prevention options for the two major sectors of the flexible polyurethane foam industry: slabstock and molded foam production. Designed for use by both polyurethane foam manufacturers and regulatory personnel, it: provides an overview of the flexible foam industry and chemistry of foam production, common to both slabstock and molded industry segments; details manufacturing processes and potential P2 measures for slabstock and molded foam production; details pollution prevention opportunities for operations that are common to both; provides worksheets for pollution prevention measures, emission and cost calculations, and lists additional resources. This manual will be useful for those interested and/or involved in the industry: facility managers, regulators and environmental managers and engineers.