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Developments in the control of emissions from paintshops

Tony Lee (Manager — Environmental Systems, Durr Ltd)

Pigment & Resin Technology

ISSN: 0369-9420

Article publication date: 1 May 1991



Growing awareness of the effects of pollution upon people and the environment, and legislation being brought into curb pollution have rapidly promoted environmental considerations up the list of factors to be considered when planning any industrial process. This is particularly true for many processes using volatile organic compounds (VOC's) exhausting to atmosphere which will be subject to new regulations. Because automobile paintshops exhaust significant quantities of VOC's into the atmosphere, there are important environmental considerations in the planning of a new paintshop. A new automobile paintshop is a huge capital investment with a probable lifespan in excess of 15–20 years. Unplanned modfications can be difficult to implement and costly. Therefore when planning for environmental protection it is important to think ahead and look for trends in legislation and new technology for combating pollution.


Lee, T. (1991), "Developments in the control of emissions from paintshops", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 20 No. 5, pp. 15-16.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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