Re: measuring VOCs

Subject: Re: measuring VOCs
From: "Gregg L. Sloan" <gsloan -at- CAP -dot- GWU -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 1994 09:47:26 -0500

These values seem reasonable. A quick check of some solvent labels shows:
V.O.C. 790 grams per liter -- acetone
773 grams per liter -- Varsol
793 grams per liter -- lacquer thinner

Gregg Sloan -- Herndon, Virginia -- USA -- gsloan -at- cap -dot- gwu -dot- edu

On Tue, 8 Mar 1994, Michele Berkes 615-576-2352 wrote:

> Hi all! In an article I am editing, I came across some numbers that just
> don't feel right. The article is intended for a general audience --
> highlights of accomplishments for the year. Here's a sample:

> The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is implementing
> increasingly stringent regulations to minimize or eliminate the
> emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A large portion of
> these emissions are from paints and other coating systems used by
> industry. California has established upper limits for VOC emissions
> of 420 gm/L for aerospace topcoats and 350 gm/L for primers; previous
> typical values were 650 gm/L for standard formulations.

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