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Barriers to TCE Reduction

Organization(s) Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Project Description To support efforts to reduce or eliminate the use of chlorinated solvents such as Trichloroethylene (TCE), MA OTA hired SAK Environmental to conduct a survey of TCE usage in industry. The purpose of the study was to identify barriers to reducing the use of TCE in cleaning operations at Massachusetts' manufacturing facilities. As part of this study, fifty-six companies were contacted to collect information on the technical, economic, and regulatory issues associated with reducing TCE use.

Based on this information, MA OTA has produced a report on trichloroethylene (TCE) users in Massachusetts. The guidance document identifies several barriers to reducing TCE and provides policy options and recommendations to promote further reductions of chlorinated solvent use in the state. The guidance document also notes impacts from innovative technologies; alternative cleaning solutions and equipment; and the role that consultants, product vendors, and assistance providers played in facilitating that change.

More Info http://www.mass.gov/envir/ota/publications/
Project Contact
Name Rich Bizzozero
Phone 617-626-1080
Project Keywords
Processes Solvent Recovery
Activity Keywords Research and development
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 16 No. 1, Spring 2006 [PDF]


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