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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 12 : Wood impregnation


Author: EGTEI

Year : 2005

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 12

Content summary

This document provides an overview of the key primary and secondary abatement measures that could be applied to reference installations for this activity, and the associated costs. A cost analysis was undertaken which identified unit costs (k€ / ton NMVOC abated) for a number of combinations of primary and secondary abatement measures.

Author: Envirowise

Year : 1999

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10, 12

Content summary

This Guide provides furniture manufacturers with the necessary tools to make efficient and cost-effective use of their solvents. It presents abatement techniques and alternative solvents that can be applied and demonstrates costs savings and environmental benefits via case studies.

Title: Preservation of wood(~ 12KB)

Author: N/A

Year : N/A

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10, 12

Content summary

This document describes primary and secondary emission reduction measures to minimize solvent emissions in preservation of wood.

Author: Warren Spring Laboratory, UK DTI

Year : 1991

Issues covered:

Fitness for use

Human Health

Environment

Economics

Solvent management plan

Main activities covered : 10, 12

Content summary

This document makes reference to alternative coatings in wood coating and impregnation activities e.g. waterborne coatings, coating powder, radiation cured coatings and solvent free coatings.