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RE>Painting Problems

                      RE>Painting Problems                         4/28/97
Is the company baking off solvents in the ovens?  If so, this could be considered disposal of the solvents to the air.  If the paint contains TCLP characteristic solvents, the filters may pick these up.  If the filters would fail the TCLP (before baking) then the act of baking them off may run the company afoul of all kinds of rules.  
Brian Karnofsky

Date: 4/28/97 9:07 AM
To: Brian Karnofsky
From: Richard Illig (717) 327-3568
    From: Ric Illig
    E-mail: illig.richard@a1.dep.state.pa.us
    One company runs filters through their ovens to bake them dry.  
    (I'm unsure, but doubt if any energy recovery is performed 
    directly from the oven.)  Dried filters were carefully checked by 
    the landfill, and Department inspectors, to insure any 
    characteristic of ignitability (at the core of the filter) was not 
    a concern (in addition to metal, etc.).  Possibly, the filters 
    were handled separately, after normal production, and/or run 
    through twice to insure the result.
    Hope this helps,