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VOC Solvents Directive

Guidance documents on substitution of solvents by Activities

(list of all activites | all documents on this page are in pdf format)

Activity 5 : Other surface cleaning


Author: Irish Environment Protection Agency

Year : 2005

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 4, 5

Content summary

This document is a summary of the requirements of the surface cleaning sector under the VOC Solvents Directive. It provides guidance on developing a solvent management plan and how to apply best measures to reduce solvent emissions. However some parts, especially legislative provisions and requirements, may only be relevant for Ireland which may have implemented the VOC Solvents Directive more stringently than required. Please note that these guidelines for surface cleaning are still in their draft format.

Author: DuPont

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 4, 5, 6, 8

Content summary

Five case studies where measures have been taken to reduce VOC emissions where it was not appropriate to apply solvent substitution. The examples demonstrate measures to reduce solvent emission, such as high-solid coatings and changes that can be made with respect to surface cleaning and purging of application equipment.

Title: Automotive OEM coating(~ 33KB)

Author: DuPont

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 4, 5, 6

Content summary

Sector overview and guidelines on whether or not small sites fall under the VOC Solvents Directive and steps that could be taken to lower solvent use.

Author: Kooperationsstelle Hamburg

Year : 2001

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 5

Content summary

This document presents the findings of a project set out to demonstrate that volatile organic solvents commonly used for cleaning purposes in the metal industry could be replaced by products on the basis of vegetable oil esters such as fatty acid esters, which are emission-free, non-toxic, easily biodegradable and based on renewable resources.

Author: Preventime

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 5

Content summary

A risk assessment procedure has been developed by Allgemeine Unfallversicherungsanstalt AUVA in cooperation with trade unions, employers' organizations and R&D institutes in Austria to assess if a chemical substance is suitable for replacement of an organic solvent.