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RE: Teflon curing emissions
What specifically is being controlled ? How do you define excessive ? Most
VOC emissions would have been eliminated by the use of a water based
coating. Venting to an afterburner would imply something else is emitted
during the curing process. Is this a toxic or odor problem ? Catalytic
units should be energy efficient provided they are designed, installed,
operated, and maintained properly. Has the plant contacted the supplier ?
Before looking for alternatives, make sure the system is operating as
> From: Jennifer Griffith[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Reply To: Jennifer Griffith
> Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 9:04 AM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Teflon curing emissions
> I am forwarding the following question to P2tech for someone who is not on
> the listserv. Please send your replys either back to P2tech and I'll
> forward them or you can respond directly to Brenda Kelly at
> firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, I believe the company is applying the Teflon
> coating to "glass fabric."
> Thanks for your help!
> Jennifer Griffith, NEWMOA
> >Subject: Teflon Curing Emmissions
> >A company has emmissions being released from a teflon curing process.
> >Does anyone know of ways to reduce the emmissions generated? Any obvious
> >issues I may have missed? The coating used is water based. If there
> >ways to reduce what's being generated, are there good alternative control
> >technologies for a process like this? The company currently uses
> >abatement, but the fuel cost is high. I would be very interested in any
> >info, ideas,
> >cost data you could share.
> >Brenda Kelly
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