Accession Number : ADA198092

Title :   Volatile Organic Compound and Particulate Emission Studies of AF (Air Force) Paint Booth Facilities. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Feb-Dec 87,

Corporate Author : ACUREX CORP MOUNTAIN VIEW CA ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ayer, Jacqueline ; Wolbach, Dean

PDF Url : ADA198092

Report Date : Jul 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : This study presents the results of volatile organic compound (VOC) and particulate emission surveys performed at three Air Force painting facilities. The three facilities -- one in McClellan AFB buildings 655 and two at Travis AFB in buildings 550 and 1014 -- did not meet local VOC emission standards. This report discusses the possibility of reducing these emissions with recirculation modifications and various VOC reduction and control strategies. Although VOC emissions from paint spray booths can be controlled by add-on control systems, control is expensive for present air flow rates. The use of air recirculation within the spray booth can reduce the cost of VOC emission controls by reducing the quantity of air which requires processing. Recirculation systems were designed for two of the painting facilities included in this study. In designing the systems, various criteria such as paint booth VOC concentrations and health and safety standards were considered. Add-on VOC emission control systems which can be used in conjunction with the recirculation system are evaluated in this study. The devices of interest are a solvent incineration system and an activated carbon adsorption bed. The VOC removal efficiency, initial capital investment and operating costs for both of these technologies are discussed. Keywords: Air pollution, Emission control, Pollution abatement, Top coats, Primers. (aw)

Descriptors :   *EMISSION CONTROL, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *PAINTS, ACTIVATED CARBON, ADSORPTION, AIR, AIR FLOW, AIR FORCE, AIR POLLUTION, BEDS(PROCESS ENGINEERING), COMBUSTION, CONTROL, CONTROL SYSTEMS, COSTS, EFFICIENCY, EMISSION, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, FLOW RATE, MODIFICATION, PARTICULATES, POLLUTION ABATEMENT, PRIMERS, QUANTITY, RECIRCULATION, REMOVAL, SAFETY, SOLVENTS, STANDARDS, STRATEGY, SURVEYS, VOLATILITY

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE