Environmental Economics

Alternative Control Techniques Document: Surface Coating Operations At Shipbuilding And Ship Repair Facilities, Final Report.

This document presents techniques for controlling emissions of VOCs and PM from surface coating operations at shipbuilding and ship repair facilities. It was prepared as part of a parallel project to develop best available control measures (BACM) to minimize emissions of VOCs. Because a majority of the volitile HAPs addressed by the proposed NESHAP are VOCs, the two rules are being developed concurently.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and particulate matter including PM10 (that which measures 10 microns or less) are released into the atmosphere during shipbuilding and ship repair operations. This report presents alternatives from which States may select requirements for State rules. VOC reductions will result from limits that States may place on the volatile content of coatings. VOC containment equipment for ship hulls has not yet been demonstrated. Consequently, use of abatement equipment to recover or destroy the VOC from such painting is not yet practical. Abatement equipment may be used, however, to limit emissions from automated application of weld-through primers where the inherently high VOC content, rapid application rate may make the cost effectiveness of control acceptable.
The report also provides background information and general economic estimates for several control techniques. Finally, it identifies some new control techniques that are under development or in use abroad.

Air Pollution; Shipbuilding and Ship Repair; Hazardous Air Pollutants; Volatile Organic Compounds; Marine Coatings; Surface Coating; Ship Painting (Coating)
Reference #:
A.94.82 B
EPA Office:
Office of Air and Radiation
Office Suboffice:
Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
Office Division:
Emission Standards Division
EPA Author:
Serageldin, Mohamed
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
Midwest Research Institute
Document Status:
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WordPerfect report files in one ZIP file (WordPerfect, 202.8K)