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RE: Dry Cleaner Perc Mileage

Our P2Infohouse database on our site has 27 references for
perchloroethylene. I read a couple but could not come up with the data you
are looking for. Perhaps you can do better. 

Rudy Moehrbach
Staff Engineer
Waste Reduction Resource Center
Phone 800-476-8686
Web http://wrrc.p2pays.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Lewis [mailto:Jeff.Lewis@epa.state.oh.us]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 9:31 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Dry Cleaner Perc Mileage

Our office is doing a P2 assessment for an industrial dry cleaning facility.

The facility uses perchloroethylene (perc) in two newer dry-to-dry machines.
The facility exclusively dry cleans industrial work gloves.
We are looking for a benchmark to use to compare this facility's perc usage

Our preliminary calculations indicate 158 lbs. rags cleaned per gallon perc
Can anyone offer any insight on whether this perc usage is in range for what
should be expected
for dry cleaning work gloves?

We realize there are several factors that effect actual perc consumption.
While we have seen some reference to perc mileage benchmarks for commercial
retail dry cleaning establishments, we have not come across any
similar figures for industrial dry cleaners (and work gloves).

Any observations or resources would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Jeff

Jeff Lewis
Ohio EPA/Office of Pollution Prevention
Lazarus Government Center
P.O. Box 1049
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049
phone:  614.644.2812
fax:  614.644.2807