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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Novacor Chemicals, Inc. - Monomer Storage and Handling Improvements

Title:
Novacor Chemicals, Inc. - Monomer Storage and Handling Improvements

Abstract:
The U.S.-based polystyrene division of Novacor Chemicals, Inc. updated the equipment of their monomer storage and handling facility in order to demonstrate the company' s environmental awareness and to reduce overall potential liability. This project eliminated the volatile hydrocarbon emissions that previously emanated from the monomer storage tanks, spelling a 50% reduction in the facility's overall emissions. The change also reduced the risks of fire and groundwater contamination, while eliminating the potential liability associated with collapse of the aged tanks previously in use.

URL:
http://www.turi.org/content/download/5316/57807/file/CaseStudyNovacorChemicalsOTA1995.pdf

Source:
Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) UMASS Lowell

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
1995

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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