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Closed-Loop Vapor Degreasing

Organization(s) Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
Project Description Several years ago EPA Region 1-New England established a workgroup of state and federal P2 program staff to focus on diffusion of innovative P2 technology. In 2001, NEWMOA began managing the Innovative P2 Technology Workgroup. The first workgroup focus was on closed-loop vapor degreasing, a class of technologies that can reduce hazardous air emissions and waste generation by approximately 98 and 75 percent, respectively when compared to the conventional technology, open top vapor degreasers. NEWMOA developed a Pollution Prevention Technology Profile (P2 Profile) on closed-loop vapor degreasing technology that is available on NEWMOA's website: www.newmoa.org. The next technology focus chosen by the workgroup is closed-loop aqueous cleaning systems and NEWMOA prepared the P2 Profile that became available in 2002.

The Innovative P2 Technology Workgroup held a meeting in June 2001 to learn about closed-loop vapor degreasing technology, as well as the chemical-free cooling tower water treatment technology evaluated by Mass OTA. In addition, Mike Kosusko of EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program briefed the workgroup on the P2 technologies evaluated by that program. The meeting also provided the workgroup with an opportunity to share perspectives on the various efforts to improve technology diffusion. A workgroup meeting was scheduled for later in 2002.

More Info www.newmoa.org/Newmoa/htdocs/prevention/p2tech/
Project Contact
Name Jennifer Griffith
Phone 617-367-8558 ext.303
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Curriculum Development
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 1, Spring 2002 [PDF]


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