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Alternative technologies / Best management practices / Detergents / Dry cleaning / Dry cleaning industry / Garment care / Hazardous substances / Hazardous waste / Perchloroethylene / Petroleum chemicals / Process modification / Wastewater

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A Pollution Prevention Guide for the Dry Cleaning Industry: Three R's For the 90's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Abstract: Information on reducing waste in the dry cleaning process.
Source: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

A Simple Guide to Air Quality Rules For Perc Dry Cleaners
Abstract: Designed to clarify dry cleaner air quality rules.
Source: EPA

Come Clean With Us [PDF]
Abstract: A NESHAP sets a limit on the amount of a particular solvent or material that may be admitted into the atmosphere by any one source. This document describes methods and devices business can use to meet this limit.
Source: Lincoln-Lancaster Health Dept

Evaluation and Demonstration of Wet Cleaning Alternatives to Perchroroethylene-based Garment Care (Final Report)
Abstract: Describes benefit of new wet-cleaning technology.
Source: EPA

Plain English Guide for Perc Cleaners
Abstract: : The Plain English Guide for Perc Dry Cleaners was developed to assist owners and operators of perchloroethylene (perc) dry cleaning facilities in understanding and complying with federal air, hazardous waste, and wastewater regulations. Your state or local government may have additional requirements. EPA regional office air/small business coordinators are listed in Appendix A to help identify your state and local contacts.
Source: EPA

Real World Wetcleaning [PDF]
Abstract: A published study for three well established wetcleaning shops.
Source: Center for Neighborhood Technology

Training Curriculum for Alternative Clothes Cleaning [PDF]
Abstract: This training course teaches garment care professionals and staff about a new way to clean garments. This course explains how wet cleaning works and how to operate a wet cleaning facility.
Source: The Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Institute


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