Jun 11, 2016 0 comment

“We have been using an emission factor of 3 lb volatile organics (VOC) emitted per 1000 pound of powder used when estimating the VOC emissions from powder coating operations. Does anybody out there have source test data on how much VOC emissions are emitted when powder coatings are sent through the curing oven?”

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“Most powder coatings have ZERO (0) VOC emissions in the cure process. The only emissions that are exhausted from your cure oven are the by-products of combustion from the fuel source. For a while e-cap was on the EPA HAPs list. But even this component has been reclassified and is no longer a HAP. You should verify this with your powder formulator. You may have some different rules for California that don’t apply to the rest of the universe.”

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