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Re: Floor Cleanup

Joel, it would be most helpful if you could be more specific about exactly
what kind of automobile servicing is being conducted.  Is it full auto
washing, or mechanical work, or what?  If the latter, the p2 approach that
comes to mind is, Don't let the oil hit the floor!  Maybe there are
temporary floor shields that can be slid in place quickly at beginning of a
shift, then at end of the shift they can be picked up, drained off into a
bucket and given a quick squeegee.  Of course this only makes sense if the
oil/water volume is small.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Joel Blood" <JBlood@dtsc.ca.gov>
To: <p2tech@great-lakes.net>; <p2@ucsd.edu>
Cc: "Joel Blood" <JBlood@dtsc.ca.gov>; "Robert Lanphear"
<RLanphear@dtsc.ca.gov>; "Tim Ogburn" <TOgburn@dtsc.ca.gov>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2001 2:48 PM
Subject: Floor Cleanup

Hi all,

We have a client who operates a large automobile servicing area. The cleanup
method for removing oil / washwater has been by steam cleaning. (Along with
the associated flushing down the storm drain).

We have agreed to help him choose  alternate methods to cleanup his shop
floors, including Hydrophobic mopping.

The basic problem is that this facility is huge, over 30 stations, and the
cement floors are old and cracked.  This inhibits the usefulness of a
sealant on the floors . Also because of the location of this facility, the
application of a floor sealant presents problems with VOC's.

Does anyone have knowledge of a floor scrubber system or equivalent which
our client can make available?

We have investigated the technical feasibility and costs associated with of
a closed loop system, and found the costs to be significant.

Thanks in advance for your help on this!

Joel Blood

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