Volatile organic compound emissions from road marking paints
This special issue belongs to
|International Journal of Prevention and Control of Industrial Pollution|
Deadline for Manuscript Submission
|March 31st, 2023|
Deadline for Publication
|April 15, 2023|
Special Issue Description
Contrasting regulations, definitions, and calculations for emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) from paints used for horizontal road markings (traffic paints) in North America and the European Union are frequently impossible.
To demonstrate the differences, the nominal emissions of solvent packages from various exemplary paints that satisfy several normative standards were compared using various calculating methods. The volatile components of the paints were assessed uniformly based on Ozone Formation Potential (OFP).
The investigation showed that even with comparable nominal VOC concentrations, OFP can differ greatly, in the worst case by a factor of six.
Thus, it makes sense why OFP calculations that were strangely high—despite rigorous limits—were made for Southern California emissions.
The calculations offered can be used by road administration as a tool to demand materials with the lowest environmental impact, by environmental researchers to identify discrepancies between reported and measured discharges, and by formulating chemists to help them choose raw materials to create ecologically friendly road marking paints.
*Horizontal road markings *Paint *Ozone formation potential *Organic Compound *Ozone *Volatile *Traffic paints *VOC
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