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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Use of Char for Management of Paint Processing Waste

Use of Char for Management of Paint Processing Waste

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and paint sludge are generated by painting operations at automobile assembly plants. The goal of this study was to demonstrate that paint sludge can be converted to adsorbents for the capture of VOCs. The IL State Geological Survey (ISGS)made a series of activated carbons from 1)dried paints, 2)overspray paint materials captured at an assembly plant, 3)coal and 4)with mixtures of paint products and coal. Adsorption capacities of the ISGS carbons were determined in the Ford Research Laboratory with p-nitophenol as a model adsorbate. Written by Carl W. Kruse, Ilham Demir, Stephen L. Carlson, Massoud Rostam-Abadi of ISGS and Byung R. Kim, Edward M. Kallis, and Irving T. Salmeen of the Ford Research Laboratory. (PDF Format; Length: 59 pages)


IL Waste Management and Research Center

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August 1994

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