Surface Coating

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Surface coating operations using paints, coatings, thinners, and cleanup solvents result in the release of volatile solvents and/or particulates to the atmosphere. Emissions of volatile ingredients can be estimated using mass balance techniques, purchase records, inventory records, MSDS sheets, and waste shipment receipts. Emissions of nonvolatile solids can be estimated using transfer efficiencies, fall out fractions, capture efficiencies, and solids to the coated part and a control device capture and removal efficiency. VOC emissions typically include TOG, ROG, benzene, toluene, xylenes, methylene chloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, perchloroethylene, alcohols, glycol ethers, while pigments often contain copper, chromium, lead, zinc, and crystalline silica.

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Emission Factor Tables

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