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Title: VOC Control: Current practices and future trends

Abstract

One of the most formidable challenges posed by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) is the search for efficient and economical control strategies for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are precursors to ground-level ozone, a major component in the formation of smog. Under the CAAA, thousands of currently unregulated sources will be required to reduce or eliminate VOC emissions. In addition, sources that are currently regulated may seek to evaluate alternative VOC control strategies to meet stricter regulatory requirements such as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) requirements in Title III of the CAAA. Because of the increasing attention being given to VOC control, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) Center for Waste Reduction Technologies (CWRT) initiated a study of VOC control technologies and regulatory initiatives. A key objective of the project was to identify and describe existing VOC control technologies and air regulations, as well as emerging technologies and forthcoming regulations. That work is the basis for this article.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Baker Environment, Inc., Coraopolis, PA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6089249
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6089249
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chemical Engineering Progress; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 89:7; Journal ID: ISSN 0360-7275
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; AIR POLLUTION CONTROL; ADSORPTION; AIR FILTERS; CLEAN AIR ACTS; CONDENSERS; INCINERATORS; MEMBRANES; REGULATORY GUIDES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; VOLATILE MATTER; CONTROL; DOCUMENT TYPES; EQUIPMENT; FILTERS; LAWS; MATTER; POLLUTION CONTROL; POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT; POLLUTION LAWS; SORPTION 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Moretti, E.C., and Mukhopadhyay, N. VOC Control: Current practices and future trends. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Moretti, E.C., & Mukhopadhyay, N. VOC Control: Current practices and future trends. United States.
Moretti, E.C., and Mukhopadhyay, N. Thu . "VOC Control: Current practices and future trends". United States.
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abstractNote = {One of the most formidable challenges posed by the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA) is the search for efficient and economical control strategies for volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are precursors to ground-level ozone, a major component in the formation of smog. Under the CAAA, thousands of currently unregulated sources will be required to reduce or eliminate VOC emissions. In addition, sources that are currently regulated may seek to evaluate alternative VOC control strategies to meet stricter regulatory requirements such as the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) requirements in Title III of the CAAA. Because of the increasing attention being given to VOC control, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) Center for Waste Reduction Technologies (CWRT) initiated a study of VOC control technologies and regulatory initiatives. A key objective of the project was to identify and describe existing VOC control technologies and air regulations, as well as emerging technologies and forthcoming regulations. That work is the basis for this article.},
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journal = {Chemical Engineering Progress; (United States)},
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