Accession Number : ADA331731

Title :   Level II Audit of Terephthalic Acid Smoke Grenade Manufacturing Process

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL

Personal Author(s) : Northrup, Jearldine I. ; Braird, Joyce ; Scarpetta, Veda ; Chalifoux, Alan ; Heinen, Douglas

PDF Url : ADA331731

Report Date : AUG 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Meeting environmental requirements with the currently installed technologies is a problem common to the existing DOD industrial base. Compliance with environmental law is becoming significantly expensive for Army installations. This study was undertaken to provide Army installations with methods to meet pollution regulations by reducing the formation of waste, including stack gas, from energy production. An understanding of the energy-use patterns and options in the production sites, combined with innovative and effective methodologies, can help identify energy and emission reduction opportunities. In 1996, the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories (USACERL) sponsored a 3-day Level I Process Energy Review and Process Energy and Pollution Reduction workshop at Pine Bluff Arsenal, AK. The specific area defined for the process improvement and energy reduction activities was the terephthalic acid (TA) smoke grenade process. The review and workshop provided training to site technical personnel to analyze existing manufacturing processes, and to identify process changes that improve energy efficiency, raw material use, plant capacity, product quality, and environmental advantages. This study performed a Level II audit of TA smoke manufacturing to optimize capacity and energy, and environmental performance of that process.

Descriptors :   *ENERGY CONSERVATION, *EMISSION CONTROL, AIR POLLUTION, SMOKE MUNITIONS, ARMY FACILITIES, EFFICIENCY, FLUE GASES, PHTHALIC ACIDS.

Subject Categories : Non-electrical Energy Conversion
      Air Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE