Engineering Test Report Paint Waste Reduction Fluidized Bed Process Demonstration at Letterkenny Army Depot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Final rept. May 1990-Jul 1991
ARMY TOXIC AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD TECHNICAL SUPPORT DIV
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Degreasing and removal of paint from metal parts are processes performed at several Army depots across the country as part of vehicle and equipment rebuilding operations. These processes generate many tons of hazardous waste and release some hazardous materials into the workplace because most of them incorporate toxic chlorinated solvents or caustic sod These substances also produce sludges that are classified as hazardous waste. U.S. Army Depot Support Command DESCOM, as part of its hazardous waste minimization program, has established as a goal the elimination of hazardous waste generation from paint stripping operations. Through specific research and development projects, the U. S. Armys Toxic and Hazardous Materials Agency USATHAMA assists Army Depots in developing and evaluating methods for minimizing the quantities of hazardous wastes that they generate.
- Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives
- Environmental Health and Safety