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VOC emissions from Tetra Pak's converting factories

Gustavsson, Elwira LU (2013) MVEK02 20122
Studies in Environmental Science
Abstract
This thesis consists of a pilot study on air emission management from six of Tetra Pak’s converting factories with the aim of mapping current air emissions of VOC, air purification equipment, and legal requirements. A description of the impacts of certain VOCs on the environment is also included.
Tetra Pak’s 36 converting factories scattered all over the world produces 167 billion beverage and food packagings annually. In the process of packaging production, solvents and plastics (polyethylene), among other substances, are used which generates emissions of VOC. Air emissions of VOC have both negative direct and indirect impacts on the environment. For example, emissions of the VOC ethylene cause a range of growth abnormalities in... (More)
This thesis consists of a pilot study on air emission management from six of Tetra Pak’s converting factories with the aim of mapping current air emissions of VOC, air purification equipment, and legal requirements. A description of the impacts of certain VOCs on the environment is also included.
Tetra Pak’s 36 converting factories scattered all over the world produces 167 billion beverage and food packagings annually. In the process of packaging production, solvents and plastics (polyethylene), among other substances, are used which generates emissions of VOC. Air emissions of VOC have both negative direct and indirect impacts on the environment. For example, emissions of the VOC ethylene cause a range of growth abnormalities in different plants. The reactions between VOCs and other air pollutants in the troposphere form substances which, like ethylene, are harmful to vegetation, for example ground-level ozone. Research on the effects of VOCs to the environment is however very limited.
VOC emissions are regulated at both the international and national level. However, not all factories in this study are located in countries that have legal requirements for VOC emissions. Two of the six studied factories are having difficulties complying with their national legal requirements for emissions of VOC. All six factories generate VOC emissions but only two factories have air purification equipment that reduces the concentration of VOCs in the emissions. (Less)
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author
Gustavsson, Elwira LU
supervisor
organization
course
MVEK02 20122
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Tetra Pak, VOC emissions, ground- level ozone, converting factories, environmental impact
language
English
id
3460507
date added to LUP
2013-02-19 15:35:26
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2013-02-19 15:35:26
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  abstract     = {This thesis consists of a pilot study on air emission management from six of Tetra Pak’s converting factories with the aim of mapping current air emissions of VOC, air purification equipment, and legal requirements. A description of the impacts of certain VOCs on the environment is also included.
Tetra Pak’s 36 converting factories scattered all over the world produces 167 billion beverage and food packagings annually. In the process of packaging production, solvents and plastics (polyethylene), among other substances, are used which generates emissions of VOC. Air emissions of VOC have both negative direct and indirect impacts on the environment. For example, emissions of the VOC ethylene cause a range of growth abnormalities in different plants. The reactions between VOCs and other air pollutants in the troposphere form substances which, like ethylene, are harmful to vegetation, for example ground-level ozone. Research on the effects of VOCs to the environment is however very limited.
VOC emissions are regulated at both the international and national level. However, not all factories in this study are located in countries that have legal requirements for VOC emissions. Two of the six studied factories are having difficulties complying with their national legal requirements for emissions of VOC. All six factories generate VOC emissions but only two factories have air purification equipment that reduces the concentration of VOCs in the emissions.},
  author       = {Gustavsson, Elwira},
  keyword      = {Tetra Pak,VOC emissions,ground- level ozone,converting factories,environmental impact},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {VOC emissions from Tetra Pak's converting factories},
  year         = {2013},
}