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Reasons for Change
Preventing Pollution
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Assessment / Automobiles - Bodies / Best management practices / Cleaning / Coating processes / Compliance / Hazardous waste / Industry and trade / Occupational safety and health / Paint / Recycling (Waste, etc.) / Solvents / Technological innovations / Waste management

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Alternative Cleaning Solvents and Processes [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet on how to select alternative cleaning solvents and cleaning processes.
Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

Aqueous Cleaning Technologies
Abstract: Definition and comparison of the performance of aqueous-cleaners and solvent-cleaning systems including economics, technology gaps, etc.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center

Aqueous Parts Cleaning [PDF]
Abstract: Information on equipment and solvents used in aqueous parts cleaning, and how to best utilize them to prevent pollution.
Source: EPA Region 9

Auto Body Surface Coating: A Practical Guide to Reducing Air Emissions [PDF]
Abstract: Gives an overview of the auto refinishing process and recommends approaches to air emission reduction. It includes a review of the spray equipment currently used for auto refinishing operations, spray equipment cleaning processes, surface prep cleaners, undercoats, topcoats and a look at what to expect in the future.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center

Auto Refinish Project Best Practices Kit
Abstract: A list of checklists and fact sheets on painting topics including: sanding, solvent wipe down, paint mixing, spray painting, spray gun cleaning, health and safety management and working with isocyanates
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Collision Repair: Reducing Waste and Costs
Abstract: Description and links to reducing several common waste streams in a collision repair shop including spills, wastewater, solvents, paint, packaging, gun washing, floor trenches and traps, and aerosols.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)


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