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Air quality / Best management practices / Blast finishing / Blast media / Chemical tracking / Coating processes / Coatings / Compliance / Corrosion / Corrosion resistant materials / Discharge / Dredging / Economic analysis / Emissions / Environmental management / Hazardous substances / Hazardous waste / Hazardous waste management / Paint / Parts cleaning / Ships / Shipyards / Solvent waste / Solvents / Strippers (Chemical technology) / Substitute materials / Supercritical carbon dioxide / Volatile organic compounds / Welding

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Best Management Practices (BMP) for Oregon Shipyards [PDF]
Abstract: New ways to comply with a variety of environmental laws regulating shipbuilding and ship repair facilities in Oregon, this guide to BMPs, introduces a variety of methods to lower pollution emissions to the air, water and soil.
Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Bicarbonate Of Soda Stripping [PDF]
Abstract: Technical review of bicarbonate of soda as a mechanical blast media for removing paint, as an alternative to chemical stripping.

Carbon Dioxide Blasting Operations
Abstract: Describes this process which uses small flakes of dry ice instead of conventional abrasives, which hit small particulate contaminants (< 1 micron), then vaporize, lifting contamination from the surface.
Source: US Navy

Documents and Resources for Painting / Finishing Operations
Abstract: Provides detail on processes involved in the finishing of products and pollution prevention opportunities to mitigate environmental impacts. Expert contacts also listed.
Source: Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Guide to Cleaner Technologies - Organic Coating Removal [PDF]
Abstract: Describes issues and methods of paint and coating removal processes by chemical means, and then discusses physical removal options that have less of an environmental impact.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Paint Removal [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information to reduce the use of chlorinated solvents through alternative paint removal processes.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Plastic Media Blasting [PDF]
Abstract: Technical review on the use of plastic as a blasting media to remove paint.
Source: U.S. Navy

Plastic Media Blasting Paint Stripping
Abstract: Describes this dry, abrasive blasting process using reusable, angular plastic particles. Well suited for stripping paints because the low pressure and relatively soft plastic particles have minimal effects on surfaces beneath the paint.
Source: US Navy

Profile of the Shipbuilding and Repair Industry [PDF]
Abstract: Provides information on industrial processes used at shipyards, their pollution outputs, pollution prevention, and applicable federal regulations.
Source: Environmental Protection Agency

Waste Reduction Alternatives for Painting and Coating Operations
Abstract: Technical brief provides background an describes alternative painting and coating processesfor the maritime industry.
Source: Maritime Environmental Resources and Information Center


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