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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 11 : Dry cleaning


Author: Irish Environment Protection Agency

Year : 2005

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 11

Content summary

This document is an overview of the requirements under the VOC Solvents Directive for dry cleaning sector. It describes how to develop a solvent management plan and how to apply 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.

Author: Defra, Sepa and EA

Year : 2004

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 11

Content summary

This document provides guidance on the conditions appropriate for the control of VOC emissions from dry cleaning activities, including best available techniques. This guidance is more relevant to the UK, but useful information on solvent management plans and solvent inventories can be found.

Author: DFIU

Year : 1991

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 11

Content summary

This brief document discusses the practical alternatives to R113 and PERC, aliphatic hydrocarbon mixtures, and their shortcomings in application in the dry cleaning activities.

Author: NIOSH

Year : 1998

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 11, General

Content summary

This document presents the advantages and disadvantages of three potential alternative measures to dry cleaning with perchloroethylene (PERC): wet cleaning, petroleum based dry cleaning and liquid carbon dioxide.